Four universities in the UAE have figured in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, with the top ranked one being Khalifa University. Many Middle Eastern educational institutions have also found a mention in the list, marking a considerably increased presence as compared to earlier years.
The Times list features more than 1250 of the globe’s best higher education institutions. The rankings are based on aspects like teaching, research, citation index, income from the industry and international perspective. Khalifa University has scored highly on international outlook and citations, while it scored relatively lower for teaching.
The UAE has always maintained a stable presence on the list, but it is heartening to note that the position of its most prominent University has progressed. This is the result of the excellent initiatives undertaken by the administration to provide an impetus to academic pursuits.