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Abu Dhabi University Tops UAE’s Employability Rankings

by Eddie Rayner

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked best for employability in the United Arab Emirates and third in the Arab world, according to the Global Employability Ranking and Survey 2020 (GEURS), a study published by French consultancy Emerging and Times Higher Education.

The survey provides unique data and insights into the strategies that could be put in place to meet future training challenges and the leading indicators of employability. The worldwide ranking gives a picture of the decisive factors – the drivers – behind recruiters’ choice of best universities. This year, 9,000 recruiters from more than 22 countries voted to rate the employability performance of 6,000 international institutions.

These worldwide rankings demonstrate ADU’s focus on academic quality, its strategy to meet future training challenges, and its employability performance. Despite the increasing number of universities considered in this year’s report, and since entering the Global Employability Survey and Ranking, ADU held its position in the top 160 universities globally.

Abu Dhabi University ranks third in the region and among the top 160 in the world

Abu Dhabi University has graduated over 21,000 alumni since its inception

Bridging the gap between academic study and employment

Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of the Abu Dhabi University, commented: “We are thrilled to have been ranked the best University for employability in the UAE and the top 160 worldwide. This new ranking is a testament to the quality of our strategic investments in teaching and learning and the exceptional role our global faculty play to upskill our students in the classroom and beyond. These remarkable results drive us to maintain our pursuit of excellence and to harness the collective talents of our students to enhance the University’s reputation further and contribute to the economy and society in and beyond the United Arab Emirates. Future work skills and practical problem solving are central parts of our teaching and support our graduates to be ready for the challenges of work. “

Professor Waqar Ahmad added: “Above all, we want to help our students achieve their full academic potential and provide them with the skills and qualifications for productive careers, as well as support their personal growth as well-rounded and productive individuals. Abu Dhabi University’s success stems from our clarity of vision and values. We regard students and faculty as a community of scholars pursuing knowledge together, supported by great professional staff and excellent estate and facilities.”

Abu Dhabi University strives to provide students with cutting-edge and advanced programs strongly aligned with market demands, practical career advice, hands-on laboratory and project experience, industry-specific training opportunities, and exposure to showcase their qualifications. The University continues to deliver an unparalleled education experience and vibrant student life that will equip students with the competencies necessary to stand out in a competitive employment market. The University is accredited nationally and internationally and is a UAE leader for prestigious program-level accreditations. Among over 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programs are new programs in laboratory medicine, human genetics, nutrition and dietetics, biomedical engineering, software engineering, industrial engineering, exciting opportunities to specialize in robotics and artificial intelligence, and programs in media production. The University’s School of Business houses among the most highly regarded MBA programs in the region.

As part of its employability strategy, ADU’s Employability and Alumni Relations Office (EARO) offers students exceptional career services to prepare them to enter the workforce. The EARO also facilitates contact between industry professionals and recruiters seeking young graduates from the pool of talented students at ADU.

To find out more about ADU’s Employability and Alumni Relations Office and its initiatives, please visit: www.adu.ac.ae

Professor Waqar Ahmad,
Chancellor of the Abu Dhabi University