Wed 09-06-2021 15:38 PM
ABU DHABI, 9th June, 2021 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has retained its position in the top 701-750 universities globally in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2022 for the fourth year in a row while continuing to significantly improve its position on various indicators.
The university has improved its score in different key indicators. Compared to previous performance, ADU has improved in both "Academic Reputation" and "Citations per Faculty".
This is a direct result of the university’s constantly improving research performance evidenced by the growth of citations by 43 percent and research papers by 38 percent.
Out of the top 10 universities in the UAE, the ADU ranked 4th for "Citations per Faculty". At the same time, it continues to be a global leader for its international outlook, ranked 5th for international faculty and 11th for international students.
Commenting on the achievement, ADU Chancellor Professor Waqar Ahmad , said, "Abu Dhabi University is privileged to be recognised once again by the QS World University Rankings and be amongst the top universities globally. At the ADU, we are unrelenting in our delivery of world-class education for our students that will prepare them to transform society and economy."
1,673 institutions, including 145 new entrants, across 93 countries were analysed by QS this year.
He added, "ADU has made significant strides as a globally recognised centre of academic excellence. This is the result of our efforts to enhance our research and teaching and that includes our collaborations and partnerships with the world’s leading universities, in fields such as health sciences, design, engineering, business and innovation, and arts. We are among the top three institutions in the UAE for international accreditations."
"With investment in faculty and infrastructure, including a new state-of-the-art campus in Al Ain, we are poised to strengthen our position as one of the region’s most dynamic universities."
The ADU improved its global percentile position in the rankings to being among the top 54 percent globally.
Although 18 years "young", ADU has been regularly featured in the QS rankings. In the 2021 edition, it was among the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age.
QS World University Rankings is published annually. It is one of the two international university rankings that have received the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval.