Abu Dhabi, UAE: Khalifa University has been ranked number one in the UAE for faculty-student ratio by the QS Arab University Rankings for 2015.
The university is also listed among the top 25 universities in the Middle East North Africa Region by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a British company specialising in higher education and student mobility that releases the annual rankings from around the world.
The university also ranked high for the faculty publication and the number of faculty with PhD. Khalifa University boasts a faculty to student ratio of nine students per faculty member in the undergraduate programme, which allows for greater hands on attention and guidance.
All Khalifa University professors are required to possess a PhD and are actively engaged in both under-graduate and graduate education, as well as, publication of their research and other scholarly activity.
“We are very pleased with our university’s performance in the latest QS rankings. As a relatively new university established in 2008, it is quite unusual to have this sort of impact so early and I am very proud of the work our faculty, staff and students have done to bring this to this point,” said Khalifa University president, Dr. Tod Laursen.
“As nice as this recognition is, however, it is important for us all to know that our work is far from done. Our students are now regularly competing and performing admirably in international competitions, and continually ranking in the top tiers in regional and local competitions. We pride ourselves in accepting only the best students, and hiring only the best faculty, and we can see the results of those high standards in these rankings. I look forward to seeing the fruits of these efforts as we keep working toward enhanced recognition both nationally and internation-ally,” he added.
The UAE University and the American University of Sharjah, were among the top 10 in the region in the overall ranking. The QS University Rankings for the Arab region was released in mid June.
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