Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced that it has reached the 183rd place at the level of world universities for the first time in the history of the country, according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings, one of the world’s most widely used basis for comparing universities across the globe, in terms of the level of education and the quality of research output, and scientific and professional capabilities of graduates.

With this, Khalifa University has become the first and only university from the UAE to be placed among the top 200 universities in the world.

His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of Khalifa University Board of Trustees, said that Khalifa University’s latest milestone, to be ranked among the best 200 universities worldwide, is a global achievement and confirms the university’s continuing commitment to academic, research and scientific excellence in line with the UAE leadership’s vision and unlimited support.
His Highness Sheikh Hamed emphasized the important role Khalifa University plays in accelerating the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation by developing national cadres who are capable of leading the next stage of growth in vital sectors including science, technology, medicine and engineering, as they are the real valuable intellectual and human capital to the UAE.

His Highness Sheikh Hamed added that Khalifa University’s ranking in the 2022 QS World University is also a reflection of the efforts made by the University’s world-class faculty, who inspire and guide talented students to contribute to the innovation process in scientific research and discovery, and pursue innovative research with real-world applications for the benefit of the country.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President in Khalifa University, said: “We are proud of this new achievement and significant milestone in Khalifa University’s journey, especially because that university was ranked only five years ago within the 451-460 range. Today, Khalifa University is the first from the UAE to be placed among the top 200 universities in the world. Khalifa University proved to be the fastest growing university under 50 globally. These achievements came as a result of support from the UAE’s wise leadership, who invest in the youth, as well as because of the efforts made by our distinguished faculty and researchers, who guide our students in academic and research excellence in multiple fields.”
This ranking is the latest recognition that Khalifa University is successfully pursuing its founding mission to become a global leader among research-intensive universities of the 21st century that produces world-class research with local relevance and international impact.

Khalifa University was ranked ‘very high’ in the ‘Research output’ category in the QS World University Rankings, which this year features 1,300 of the most prestigious universities in the world.

The QS World University Rankings assess each academic institution on six metrics, including its reputation amongst academics and employers. The criteria include Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), and International faculty ratio/International student ratio (5% each).