Universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Dubai
  • 30 Apr, 2024: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Asia University Ranking. Zayed University achieves position 114.
  • 10 Apr, 2024: Latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 8 universities from Dubai appear in this ranking.
  • 06 Mar, 2024: New edition of Scimago Institutions Rankings. 7 universities in Dubai ranked.
  • 25 Jan, 2024: THE World’s Most International Universities updated with Zayed University in position 69.

Rankings of universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2024

  • #5 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #10 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #4 
  • #1497 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
Show 14 more rankings of Zayed University and subject specific rankings for 5 subjects

  • #6 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #12 
  • #3193 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #6 
  • #21 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 18 October, 2023]
Show 3 more rankings of Canadian University of Dubai

  • #8 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #2 
  • #185 
THE Global Employability University Ranking
[Published 23 November, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #38 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 18 October, 2023]
Show 3 more rankings of American University in Dubai


  • #11 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #11 
  • #3031 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #12 
  • #71 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 18 October, 2023]
Show 1 more rankings of University of Dubai

#5
United Arab Emirates

The British University in Dubai

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  • #7 
  • #2646 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #11 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 18 October, 2023]
  • #13 
  • #3472 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#6
United Arab Emirates

Amity University Dubai

  • #9 
  • #2871 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #18 
  • #4526 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#7
United Arab Emirates

University of Wollongong in Dubai

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  • #14 
  • #3229 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #10 
  • #101 
UniRank 4icu: Top 200 Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 11 August, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #3462 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#8
United Arab Emirates

American University in the Emirates

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  • #16 
  • #3814 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #13 
  • #91 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 18 October, 2023]
  • #14 
  • #3819 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#9
United Arab Emirates

Manipal University, Dubai

  • #19 
  • #4845 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#10
United Arab Emirates

Alfalah University

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  • #20 
  • #5920 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#11

Dubai, Institute of Management Technology

  • #21 
  • #6698 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#12
United Arab Emirates

Al Ghurair University

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  • #22 
  • #6881 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#13
United Arab Emirates

Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai

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#14
United Arab Emirates

University of Modern Sciences


#15
United Arab Emirates

Islamic Azad University U.A.E. Branch


#16
United Arab Emirates

University of Jazerah

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#17
United Arab Emirates

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


Highest subject rankings of universities in Dubai

Finance GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#151 
Zayed University
Education THE World University Rankings by Subject
#251 
Zayed University
Social Sciences THE World University Rankings by Subject
#301 
Zayed University
Law QS World University Rankings By Subject
#301 
Zayed University
Computer Science THE World University Rankings by Subject
#301 
Zayed University

Dubai Key Facts for International Students

12 out of 17 Universities in Dubai Ranked in at least one ranking

18 Different Rankings list Universities in Dubai (14 institution and 4 subject rankings)

6 Global Rankings rank Universities in Dubai Among TOP 200

Population: 3479000

Time: GMT +4

District/province: Dubai,

Living costs for students in Dubai:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 84* (16% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 83* (17% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 18.00 AED
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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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 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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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global Employability University Ranking:

Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings:

Research Reputation 66,6% Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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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 World’s Most International Universities:

Proportion of international students 25% Proportion of international staff 25% Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25% University’s international reputation 25%

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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:

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 Arab University Ranking:

Teaching: 33% Teaching reputation: 20% Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 5% Academic staff-to-student ratio: 4% Doctorates-awarded-to-undergraduate-degrees-awarded ratio: 2.5% Institutional income per academic staff: 1.5%

Research: 33% Research reputation: 25% Publications per staff: 5% Research income per academic staff: 3%

Citations/Influence: 20%

International outlook: 8% Proportion of international students: 2% Proportion of international staff: 2% International co-authorship: 2% Collaboration within the Arab world: 2%

Society: 6% Industry income per academic staff: 2% Impact Rankings participation: 2% Impact Rankings performance: 2%"

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Urap

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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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