September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has made a remarkable achievement by ranking #1 in the UAE and by ranking the university 301-350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
H.E. Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, UAEU Chancellor, stated that “This achievement is a confirmation of the success of UAE's efforts in the supporting the education system in UAE since the establishment of UAEU by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976, as well as the leadership's support to the higher education system, which has ensured that UAEU becomes a leading academic and research institution at the national and international levels by keeping abreast of the developments in both the educational and research systems, and the future needs for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the artificial intelligence requirements to prepare a generation that is capable of achieving sustainable society development.” H.E. UAEU Chancellor stressed that, “The University is working on developing its programs and strategic plans to be in line with the UAE Vision 2071 and this comes through leadership and excellence in scientific research and innovation in areas of national, regional and global significance which is demonstrated by the leading place in the international rankings of universities. UAEU will continue to develop its graduate studies programs to ensure their high quality, to meet the needs of the society and to be one of the best research and academic universities.”
Prof. Mohamed Albaili, UAEU Vice Chancellor, said that, “This progress in UAEU's rankings by being ranked #1 according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, demonstrates that the University has a world-class reputation and is moving steadily due to its accredited programs, scientific research, future studies and other major initiatives that address topics of strategic importance to the region and the world as a whole. Our aspirations, is for UAEU to become “the University of the Future”, as its UAE's leading higher education institution, which supports the UAE Government's efforts to promote the Government's vision of national capacity building and the UAE's science strategy, which has been adopted by the UAEU to meet the requirements of the National Agenda, by encouraging and supporting excellence and creativity in the fields of scientific research and technology. We are also keen to ensure that our academic programs meet the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to become the first destination for cooperation with governmental, non-governmental entities and international organizations”.
“This achievement is a result of the outstanding efforts of our faculty, researchers, staff and students, all working as one team. The University will continue in its pursuit of excellence to be among the top 200 universities in the world.”
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking is based on a survey of universities around the world, as well as research indicators and academic reputation where the views of academics and employers from around the world is assessed with regards to the best institutions in terms of teaching and scientific research, while the views of employers measures the opinion of work entities and organizations about the performance and readiness of university graduates.
The United Arab Emirates University is proud of its achievement the world university ranking and intends to double its efforts to continue to improve its preparation of nationals to join the workforce in the future, as this achievement will have a positive impact in terms of increasing motivation and enthusiasm towards achieving more excellence and moving forward at the same pace of success.