Abu Dhabi: Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through the discovery and application of knowledge, has announced that it is ranked within the 176–200 band in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology, thus coming among the top 200, out of over 900 institutions assessed.
This is a significant improvement upon the previous status from the 2018 THE subject rankings for ‘Engineering and Technology’, when Khalifa University was placed in the 201-250 band out of 500 international engineering and technology education institutions. This ranking highlights the universities that are leading across electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical and general engineering subjects.
Khalifa University already shares the top spot with 11 other select international institutions in the ‘industry income’ pillar, which signifies knowledge transfer, according to the 2019 THE World University Rankings that was released in September 2018.
The Industry Income pillar or category is one of the five criteria under which performance indicators are grouped. The industry income’ or ‘knowledge transfer’ pillar measures institutions’ amount of research income from industry per academic staff – a proxy for their knowledge transfer.
Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “Our much improved status among the top 200 academic institutions in the 2019 THE World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology strongly suggests our consistently impactful research outcome in this area. Steered by our faculty experts, we remain in the forefront for creating not only human capital but also in intellectual output, thereby contributing to the UAE’s ongoing knowledge economy transformation. We believe our latest rankings will further encourage us to expand our research scope and explore new areas for technology innovation, while raising our profile as an academic institution that plays a vital economical role.”
The performance indicators for assessing the universities are grouped into five areas – teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
About Khalifa University of Science and Technology
The Khalifa University of Science and Technology merges the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and the Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. The Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a catalyst to the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy as an education destination of choice and a global leader among research intensive universities.
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