• Prof. Aouad: “Our advancement across the QS Ranking by Subject reflects the tireless efforts exerted by every member among our workforce including faculty and staff to grow and develop our curricula and provide students with competitive learning opportunities.”

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Building on a successful track-record of international accolades, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), witnessed a significant advancement in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings by Subject, with a remarkable growth in Business and Management Studies. In reflection of its academic excellence, the University has risen in the ranks by at least 250 places, ranking 251-300 globally and second on a national level.

With notable growth across various disciplines, the University has also entered the Social Sciences and Management ranking for the first time, ranking 451-500 globally and third in the UAE. In addition, ADU has also achieved a first-time entry in the Engineering-Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing ranking, classifying 451-500 globally and fifth locally. The significant rise in ranking across various disciplines is a testament to the university's dedication in providing a world-class educational offering to students as well as equipping them with a diverse skillset that meets the needs of the future job market.

On this remarkable achievement, Professor Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University stated: “Abu Dhabi University prides itself on its distinguished position as a leading academic institution that is constantly growing and upskilling generations through academic excellence. We are delighted to witness the rapid advancement in the QS World Rankings by Subject year after year which reflects the tireless efforts exerted by every member among our workforce including faculty and staff to grow and develop our curricula. We remain committed to providing our students and faculty with competitive opportunities that foster innovation and spur distinguished research in an effort to upskill their talent across various disciplines.”

Last year, ADU has received an overall 5 QS Stars rating by the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) - Stars Rating for the year 2022, with the highest rating possible across the categories of teaching, employability, internationalization, research, online learning, facilities and inclusiveness.

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It is one of the two international university rankings that have received the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval and is currently viewed as one of the most widely referenced indices of its kind.

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About Abu Dhabi University:

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is one of the region’s leading academic institutions and one of the UAE’s top three universities according to the Times Higher Rankings, working in line with the UAE Government’s National Agenda to deliver internationally accredited academic programs and world class research. Established in 2003, with campuses across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, the University has a total enrollment of over 7,500 students from over 100 nationalities. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Health Sciences, ADU offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.

Abu Dhabi University is known for its cutting-edge, internationally accredited programs, additionally, ADU’s graduates are highly employable and work in high jobs and further studies with the university and other prestigious institutions. ADU provides its diverse faculty and students with world-class resources, facilities and learning opportunities that foster innovation and support researchers in the production of knowledge and research-based problem solving. The University enjoys strong international collaborations with leading academic institutions and with public and private sector organizations. With institutional accreditation from the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WASC), ADU is ranked 301-350 universities in the world according to the 2023 Times Higher Education World University rankings and received 5 stars in the 2022 QS Stars rating. Abu Dhabi University is among the top three universities in the UAE in holding prestigious accreditations at institutional, college or subject level.

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