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EXPOSED: 17 Educational Institutes In Dubai Have Been Ranked From Best To Worst

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Thanks to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council – the first ever official rankings of Dubai’s 17/25 international universities have been made available to the public by the KHDA. Where the universities have been ranked out of 5 stars.

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) have published the results of these 17 universities on their official page where they also have also briefed the public about the initiative being carried out by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan.

The official ranking of the international branch campuses in Dubai:

University Name

Overall Rating

1.

The University of Manchester Worldwide

5 Stars

2.

London Business School

5 Stars

3.

Heriot-Watt University

5 Stars

4.

S P Jain School of Global Management

4 Stars

5.

Amity University Dubai

4 Stars

6.

Manipal University

4 Stars

7.

Hult International Business School

4 Stars

8.

City, University of London

4 Stars

9.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (Bits Pilani) Dubai Campus

4 Stars

10.

University of Bradford

4 Stars

11.

Middlesex University Dubai

4 Stars

12.

SAE Institute

3 Stars

13.

University of Exeter

3 Stars

14.

Murdoch University, Dubai

3 Stars

15.

ESMOD French Fashion Institute

2 Stars

16.

Islamic Azad University

2 Stars

17.

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology

1 Star

Institutions were ranked based on these eight indicators: employability, teaching, internationalisation, facilities, research, programme strength, social responsibility, inclusiveness and well-being

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai posted this on his Twitter handle

Dubai residents responded with nothing but praise for this initiative taken to make rankings transparent to the public

The results in a nutshell

Out of the 17 universities that were evaluated according to the QS Stars rating system by the KHDA:

  • Only three of the international institutes managed to score a 5-stars rating
  • Eight institutions achieved 4-stars
  • Three institutions received 3-stars
  • Two achieved 2-stars rating
  • Only one institute received a 1-star rating

The universities that were featured on the list were British, Indian, Australian, French, Pakistani and Iranian.

According to the KHDA the first cycle of the Higher Education rankings will go on to symbolize a growth in Dubai’s higher educational sector as well as let universities evaluate their short-comings and set bench marks for their progress.

Universities that didn’t make it to the first round of KHDA’s list waiting for their results like

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