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Canadian University Dubai No.1

by Eddie Rayner

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been ranked first in Dubai and 25th regionally in the latest ‘QS Arab Region University Rankings’.

CUD’s rise in the regional rankings comes after the university made its first appearance in the ‘QS World University Rankings’ earlier this year. It was ranked in the top 601-650 universities in the world for 2022, putting it among the top 2% of higher education institutions worldwide.

CUD ranked highly in the 2022 rating of 180 institutions in the two major factors of academic reputation and employer reputation, which together account for 50% of the evaluation score. For international students, the university was ranked in the top four, while for international faculty it was ranked in the top 10.


CUD ranked highly in the 2022 rating of 180 institutions in the two major factors of academic reputation and employer reputation


CUD Chancellor Buti Saeed Al Ghandi said: “To be placed among the top 25 universities in the Arab region is a significant achievement that reflects our commitment to international standards of teaching and research. We are particularly proud to become the top-ranking institution in Dubai. This city has successfully developed an international reputation as a global education destination and to be recognised as a leader in this field is a great honour for everyone associated with the university.”


“To be placed among the top 25 universities in the Arab region is a significant achievement”


Professor Karim Chelli, President and Vice-Chancellor at CUD, further explained: “Adding to our growing repertoire of institutional and programme accolades, this outstanding accomplishment solidifies CUD’s positioning as a well-recognised academic institution both regionally and internationally. It also reinforces our commitment to providing our community with the unique opportunity to study a Canadian curriculum in the heart of Dubai, whilst pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity to make a meaningful contribution to society that extends beyond the classroom.”