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Rankings and Achievements

Rankings and Achievements

Research Achievements

Issued Patents: 70+
Invention disclosures: 290+
Articles: 4,275+
Conference papers: 3,215+
Book chapters: 160+
Books: 30+
Citations: 61,942+
Publications per faculty: 3:5
Citations per faculty: 148
Percentage of publications in top 10% of scientific journals: 40%

Research Collaborations

Major research agreements with local and international companies such as Takreer, Tawazun, Strata, ADNOC, Mubadala, Etihad Airways, Etisalat, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Shell, Total, ADEC and BT.

Over USD80 million in industry and government sponsored research contracts with more than 50 organizations based in the UAE and worldwide.

 

Research Facilities

16 dedicated research centers exploring a diverse range of energy, water, healthcare and aerospace issues of direct relevance to the UAE’s strategic development and economic diversification.      

228 laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment investigating subjects ranging from artificial intelligence and robotics to clean energy, hydrocarbons and aerospace.

3 field research projects for solar and building technologies development and bioenergy production.

 

Accredited programs

All of Khalifa University's programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education. A number of our undergraduate programs are also accredited by the international engineering accreditation body ABET:

 
 

Rankings

June 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (June 2018)

  • In June 2018 Khalifa University ranked 12th overall in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018: Millennial Universities Millennial Ranking and 49th in the Young University Ranking.

2018 QS World University Rankings (June 2018)

  • In June 2018 Khalifa University ranked first in the UAE and 315th globally according to the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, placing the university among the top 31% of the 1,011 institutions assessed across the world.

2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings (May 2018)

  • In May 2018 Khalifa University ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018, as well as first among more established universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Arab World University Rankings (March 2018)

  • In March 2018 Khalifa University ranked second in the Times Higher Education (THE) Arab World University Rankings 2018, out of 31 universities in the Arab world.

2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings (February 2018)

  • In February 2018 Khalifa University was the only UAE University to reach the listing of the top 40 universities in Asia in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018, with a ranking of 32 out of 359 Asian universities ranked.

2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (September 2017)

  • In September 2017 Khalifa University achieved the highest ranking for a UAE institution in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the 2017-2018 period, reaching the 301-350 bracket.

2017 Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Engineering and Technology’ Ranking (October 2017)

  • In October 2017 Khalifa University ranked third in the Arab world in Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Engineering and Technology’ subject ranking, placing in the 201-250 band out of 500 international engineering and technology education institutes.

2016 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings (December 2016)

  • Ranked 49 out of 300 worldwide universities (first-time listing) 
  • Top university in the UAE out of three universities 

2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (September 2016)

  • Ranked 501-600 out of over 900 universities
  • First university in the UAE out of three universities

2016 QS Top 100 Under 50 (Next 50 Under 50) (September 2016)

  • Ranked 51-60 out of 100 universities (youngest University in the top 100 worldwide) (⇧ 20 places)

2016 QS World Rankings (September 2016)

  • Ranked 401-410 out of 800 universities (⇧ 80 places)
  • Top university in the UAE out of six (⇧ 2 places)

2016 QS University Rankings – Arab Region (June 2016)

  • Ranked 25 out of 100 universities (1 place from 2015)
  • Sixth in UAE out of 13 universities

US News Best Arab Region Universities (Released June 2016)

  • Ranked 45th out of 124 in overall ranking ( 33 places from November 2014)
  • Sixth in UAE of ten universities listed
  • Ranked 29th of 109 international universities listed for engineering subjects.
  • Ranked 4th in UAE in Engineering.

2015 QS World Rankings (September 2015)

  • Ranked 481-490 out of 800 universities
  • Third in UAE out of six universities

2015 QS Top 50 Under 50 (Next 50 Under 50) (November 2015)

  • Ranked 71-80 (youngest University in the top 100 worldwide)

2014 QS World Rankings (September 2014)

  • Ranked 441-450 out of 800 universities
  • Third in UAE out of six universities