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Abu Dhabi University ranked 580th in the world by QS World University Rankings


  • ADU maintains top five university rankings in the International Faculty category
  • ADU’s citations per faculty indicator score improved significantly compared to last year, reflecting ADU’s ongoing efforts to advance student and faculty research

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been named one of the top universities in the world, according to the 20th edition of the World’s Most Popular Universities Ranking. According to the 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings, published by global higher education ranking body QS Quacquarelli Symonds, ADU is ranked 580th globally and 7th in the UAE, cementing its position as a leading academic institution. The university has climbed more than 100 places compared to the previous year, reaching its highest ranking since 2014.

According to the latest rankings, ADU has improved significantly in several categories including academic reputation, employer reputation and international students. ADU has once again maintained its position in the top 5 global universities in the International Faculty category.

Reflecting its growing contribution to global research, ADU achieved a historic 57% increase in citations per faculty member and a 75% increase in citations for the cycle.

Commenting on the achievement, Professor Ghassan Aouad, Vice-Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), said: “We are honored to be recognized once again by the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2024. Recognition from ADU.Continuously strives to enhance the services offered to students, researchers and staff.We are proud to receive this recognition as we continue to deliver a world-class education in accordance with international standards and best practice.At ADU, we are committed to Our mission is to provide our students with a cutting-edge and internationally recognized academic program while equipping them with the skills and resources they need to excel in their future careers.”

Reflecting the University’s academic excellence, ADU continues to deliver competitive and accredited programs that align with the UAE Government’s national agenda and top global rankings, while gaining international recognition for its prestigious programs, innovative learning environment and world-class education. Since its inception in 2003, ADU has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders and influencers across sectors and industries.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a leading provider of services, analytics and insights to the global higher education sector, with a mission to help motivated people around the world realize their potential through educational achievement, international mobility and career development. Launched in 2004, the QS World University Rankings portfolio has grown to become the world’s most popular source of comparative data on university performance.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the rankings, and to reflect growth in data availability and shifting priorities for students and society at large over the past two decades, QS has implemented the largest methodological overhaul since its inception, introducing three new indicators: Sustainability, employment outcomes and international research networks, and adjusted the weights of some existing indicators, namely academic reputation, employer reputation and student-faculty ratio.

For more information on Abu Dhabi University, please visit: https://www.adu.ac.ae/


About Abu Dhabi University:

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is one of the region’s leading academic institutions and one of the top three universities in the UAE, ranking first in the teaching pillar according to the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. Translating the UAE government’s national agenda into delivering internationally recognized academic programs and world-class research, ADU ranks second in the UAE and 264 globally for research impact and citations. At the same time, the university is ranked 59th among prestigious universities. ADU has the highest proportion of international students, second regionally and 14th globally, according to the Times Higher Education rankings.

Established in 2003, the university serves more than 7,000 students from more than 100 countries at campuses in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. The university has five faculties, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Business (ranked first in the UAE and among 151-175 elite academic institutions worldwide in the field of business and economics), the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Law, offering More than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. Renowned for its cutting-edge, internationally recognized courses, ADU has a high graduate employability rate, ranked first in the UAE according to the Times Higher Education rankings.

ADU provides its faculty and students with state-of-the-art resources, facilities and learning opportunities to foster innovation and support research-based problem solving. The University maintains strong international collaborations with leading academic institutions and public and private sector organisations. According to the Times Higher Education rankings, ADU’s international outlook is ranked 2nd in the UAE and 10th globally.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WASC), ADU is ranked among the top 301-350 universities in the world in THE 2023 rankings and has a star rating in the 2022 QS Stars rating. Abu Dhabi University is recognized as one of the top three universities in the UAE, with a strong reputation at the institution, faculty or subject level.

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