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
39
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in United Arab Emirates
  • (34 institution and 5 subject rankings)
21
  • 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
  • 22 Jun, 2022: CWTS Leiden Ranking updated with Khalifa University ranked highest among 3 listed universities in United Arab Emirates.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: QS World University Rankings updated with Khalifa University ranked highest among 11 listed universities in United Arab Emirates.
  • 01 Jun, 2022: Latest THE Asia University Ranking from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 5 universities from United Arab Emirates appear in this ranking.
  • 11 May, 2022: New edition of THE China Subject Ratings Overall. 5 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
Clinical Medicine
#201 
United Arab Emirates University
Computer Science & Information Systems
#201 
United Arab Emirates University
Social Sciences
#201 
Khalifa University
Physical Sciences
#301 
University of Sharjah
Education
#301 
United Arab Emirates University
Mathematics
#351 
United Arab Emirates University
Agriculture & Forestry
#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 
  • #181 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #431 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#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 
  • #296 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #444 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#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, 2022]
  • #3 
  • #506 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#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 
  • #369 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#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]
  • #10 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #549 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#6

Al Ain University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #44 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]

#7

Abu Dhabi University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (405 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #8 
  • #551 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #181 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]

#8

Ajman University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (798 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #573 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #8 
  • #30 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]

#9

Canadian University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1385 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #25 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #4459 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#10

American University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #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]

#11

University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (314 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #13 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #4237 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#12

The British University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #515 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #193 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#13

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (104 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #584 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #11 
  • #49 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #170 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#14

Gulf Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (323 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #530 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #4089 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #401 
THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 27 April, 2022]

#15

Higher Colleges of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #600 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #26 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #2421 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#16

Amity University Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (270 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #619 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #18 
  • #5105 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#17

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]
  • #13 
  • #3948 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#18

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]
  • #20 
  • #5978 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#19

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (696 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #3594 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#20

Manipal University, Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (191 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #5318 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#21

Dubai, Institute of Management Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (140 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #6477 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#22

Al Ghurair University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #6930 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#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)

#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 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in United Arab Emirates University of Sharjah is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 38 rankings where University of Sharjah 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 Medicine & Health (Clinical Medicine). See all rankings for the United Arab Emirates University.

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.

University of Sharjah is ranked best in United Arab Emirates for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Sharjah.

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 Mathematics (Mathematics). 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.

Ranking publishers

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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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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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