In the most recent cycle of the Rating of Foreign Higher Education Institutions in Dubai, 82% of the emirate’s international institutions received ratings of four or five stars.
Based on established methodologies and developed with local and international partners, the ratings system is designed to give future and current university students the information they need to make informed and confident decisions about their studies in Dubai.
This year’s rating showed that10 universities achieved a five-star rating, four achieved a four-star rating, two received a three-star rating, and one university received a two-star rating. The ratings have been jointly developed in partnership with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) and adapted to meet the needs of branch campuses in Dubai.
This year’s rating showed that10 universities achieved a five-star rating
Dr Wafi Dawood, CEO of the Strategy & Planning Sector at KHDA said: “Since it started in 2018, the Rating of International Higher Education Institutions in Dubai has given students and their parents the information and data they need to make confident decisions about their future. The ratings system enables universities to identify and showcase their international best practices. We thank the thousands of students who have chosen Dubai for their university studies and we’re grateful to universities in Dubai for their continued commitment to quality. We appreciate the help of our partners at QS to make Dubai a world leader in higher education.”
The ratings tool helps students and their parents decide on the best university for them by enabling them to compare university ratings on core categories such as teaching, research, employability and internationalisation. Other categories that influence the rating of a university include its facilities, the strength of its programmes and its efforts towards improving arts and culture, inclusion, innovation and environmental impact.