Universities in United Arab Emirates
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United Arab Emirates
22 out of 33
  • Universities in United Arab Emirates
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
22
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in United Arab Emirates
  • (17 institution and 5 subject rankings)
10
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in United Arab Emirates
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in United Arab Emirates

Latest ranking updates related to universities in United Arab Emirates
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Latest URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance from Urap . 2 universities from United Arab Emirates appear in this ranking.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: New edition of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. 2 universities in United Arab Emirates ranked.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Publication of US News: Best Global Universities. Khalifa University with highest ranking among universities in United Arab Emirates ranked #657.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: New edition of NTU by Subject (Agricultural Sciences). 8 universities in United Arab Emirates ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in United Arab Emirates

Chemical Engineering
#76 
Khalifa University
Art & Design
#151 
American University of Sharjah
Computer Science & Information Systems
#201 
United Arab Emirates University
Social Sciences
#201 
Khalifa University
Clinical Medicine
#201 
United Arab Emirates University
Environmental Sciences
#251 
Khalifa University
Education
#301 
United Arab Emirates University
Agriculture & Forestry
#301 
United Arab Emirates University
Mathematics
#351 
United Arab Emirates University

Rankings of universities in United Arab Emirates 2022

#1

Khalifa University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (349 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #183 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #387 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

United Arab Emirates University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #288 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #467 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

University of Sharjah

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (320 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

American University of Sharjah

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (1034 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #383 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #614 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Zayed University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (159 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #617 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Abu Dhabi University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (405 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #620 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #181 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]

#7

Ajman University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (798 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #590 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #30 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]

#8

American University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #200 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #28 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]

#9

Canadian University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1385 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #25 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #4780 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Al Ain University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #44 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #27 
THE Arab World Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 20 July, 2021]

#11

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (104 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #606 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #49 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #170 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#12

Higher Colleges of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #640 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #26 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #2465 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

The British University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #193 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #4164 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#14

University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (314 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #3881 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

American University in the Emirates

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (492 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #81 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #6348 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

Alfalah University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (112 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #101 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]

#17

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (696 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #3535 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Gulf Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (323 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #4091 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #401 
THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 21 April, 2021]

#19

Manipal University, Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (191 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #5455 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Al Ghurair University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #9111 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

Dubai, Institute of Management Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (140 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #9312 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#22

Amity University Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (270 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #11141 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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#24

University of Modern Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (50 reviews)

#25

The Petroleum Institute

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (140 reviews)
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#26

Islamic Azad University U.A.E. Branch

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (8 reviews)

#27

Ittihad University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (7 reviews)

#28

Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
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#29

University of Jazerah

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (34 reviews)

#30

City University College of Ajman

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (326 reviews)
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#31

Alhosn University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (36 reviews)
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#32

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

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#33

Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics, Dubai Branch


United Arab Emirates Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +4

Telephone country code: +971

  • Largest cities in United Arab Emirates:
  • 1. Dubai: 1,100,000
  • 2. Abu Dhabi: 600,000
  • 3. Sharjah: 540,000
  • 4. Al Ain: 410,000
  • 5. Ajman: 230,000

Map with location of universities in United Arab Emirates

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Khalifa University ranks #1 in United Arab Emirates in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where United Arab Emirates University is listed.

Khalifa University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the Khalifa University.

American University of Sharjah is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the American University of Sharjah.

United Arab Emirates University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the United Arab Emirates University.

Khalifa University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Sciences). See all rankings for the Khalifa University.

United Arab Emirates University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Medicine & Health (Clinical Medicine). See all rankings for the United Arab Emirates University.

Khalifa University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the Khalifa University.

United Arab Emirates University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Education (Education). See all rankings for the United Arab Emirates University.

United Arab Emirates University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the United Arab Emirates University.

United Arab Emirates University is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the United Arab Emirates University.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Arab Region:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 15%
International research network 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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