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Khalifa University of Science and Technology Among Top 250 Engineering and Technology Universities Worldwide and Top in the UAE

Khalifa University of Science and Technology Among Top 250 Engineering and Technology Universities Worldwide and Top in the UAE

Published: 18th of October, 2017

After about a month since its last ranking as the top in the UAE in the widely respected Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018, Khalifa University of Science and Technology has once again achieved top ranking in the UAE and third in the Arab World in the most recent 2018 THE subject rankings in ‘Engineering and Technology’, which was released yesterday.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology is placed in the 201-250 band out of 500 engineering and technology educational institutes from all around the world. The ranking employs the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

“This achievement reinforces Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s leading position both locally and regionally and a continuation of what has been previously achieved, especially with regards to the world rankings.” said Dr. Tod Laursen, Interim President of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. “It’s a testament to quality of our faculty, the ambition of our students, and the support we receive from government and industry. We would not have been able to achieve these without the support of our community and their drive and dedication to succeed. This global recognition will undoubtedly be a catalyst for our community to continue to excel and push forward in our drive to provide the UAE with an internationally recognized education and innovative research and development.”

“This milestone and the other achievements are testament to the vision of the wise leadership of the UAE, which continuously supports the UAE universities and the education sector in the UAE,” said Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, Interim Executive Vice President of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. “Khalifa University of Science and Technology proves to be a top university in the UAE and a university of choice for students and researchers in the UAE. Not only does Khalifa University aim to succeed on a global scale, but it also aims to provide the UAE with technology and research that will improve the country’s quality of life and provide a long term sustainable economy. Our commitment to these goals is a driving factor in our success, and without a doubt one of the reasons we have received these honors twice in a month. Our students and faculty are conducting real research on real problems and creating innovative, cost efficient and sustainable solutions. This is achieved by the inspiration and follow up we receive from our wise leadership as we aspire to achieve the desired excellence.”

Khalifa University of Science and Technology prides itself with the inclusion of capabilities of renowned academic and research institutions such as Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute. Both institutions continue to contribute to the advancement of scientific research at the University, which in turn helps the university to achieve high rankings, locally, regionally and globally.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology focuses on a number of key sectors through its research activities, including clean and renewable energy, water and environment, oil and gas exploration and production, aerospace, healthcare, information and communication technologies, robotics and advanced materials and manufacturing. The university offers twelve bachelors, twenty-two masters, and seven doctoral programs.

Khalifa University has previously made the list of top 100 universities under 50 years of age, as the youngest university in the world in that list, according to QS.  It has also ranked top in the UAE in the QS World University Ranking 2016, top in the Arab World according to THE emerging world and BRICS universities ranking and in the top 80 in THE Asia University Rankings.

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