- The University’s business and economics subjects, which include accounting & finance and business & management, rank first in the UAE and joint second in the Arab region
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Reflecting the outstanding academic record of the University of Abu Dhabi (ADU), the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE Rankings) have ranked its business and economics subject clusters among the world’s elite institutions for research influence (or citations) and international views. ADU is ranked 21st in the ‘International Outlook’ indicator and 45th in the ‘Research Influence’ indicator, placing it among the best institutions globally for this subject. With an overall ranking of 151-175, the University’s business and economics subjects, which include accounting & finance and business & management, are ranked first in the UAE and joint second in the Arab region. Published on October 25, 2022, THE Rankings is the premier global performance ranking system for research-intensive universities across all of their core missions.
The categories ranked 151-175 for business and economics, to which the University of Abu Dhabi is placed, include some of the most prestigious universities regionally and globally, including King Saud University, University of Bologna, Loughborough University and Newcastle University. This ranking further strengthens ADU’s College of Business’ (COB) position as a leading business school.
Commenting on the achievement, Professor Barry O’Mahony, Dean of COB, said, “I congratulate our students and colleagues at the College of Business and throughout the University on this honor. Being ranked number one in the UAE and joint second in the Arab region recognizes our overall excellence in teaching, research and student experience. In addition, we are one of only two universities in the Arab region to hold two of the most prestigious professional body accreditations for business and management – AACSB and EQUIS. Building on a successful year, our Student Chapter was recently named Gold Chapter of the Year by the AACSB, and I was named Dean of the Year. The College of Business has an attractive range of undergraduate programs, the UAE’s most popular MBA, other master’s programs, and a highly respected Doctorate in Business Administration. Our College alumni are top-performing executives in the private and public sectors of the UAE and beyond.”
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, said, ‘The Arab region is home to a number of world-class universities, many with long and illustrious histories. As a young institution, we are proud to watch ADU advance to the top of the world rankings, gain international accreditation, and achieve outstanding achievements. Ranking first in the UAE for our business and economics programs is a valuable addition to our overall ranking by Times Higher Education, which places us among the top three institutions in the UAE and alongside seven in the Arab region as a whole. Our business and economics research has a significant impact, as evidenced by a ranking of 45 globally. In addition, being ranked 21st globally for international outlook means that our students will study with fellow talented students and outstanding faculty from around the world. We contribute this success to the wise leadership of the UAE who continues to empower us with the means to achieve great milestones, as well as our highly ambitious students and top performing faculty and staff. This ranking shows that the UAE is internationally competitive in the field of higher education.’
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are globally respected performance rankings for research-intensive universities. The thirteen areas of ranking performance are grouped into five core indicators: teaching, research, research influence or citations, international outlook, and industry earnings. The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings provide authoritative information on 11 subject groups. With nearly 1800 participating institutions, this ranking covers higher education institutions worldwide. Abu Dhabi University was founded in 2003. With 7500 students, it is the largest private university in the UAE.
About Abu Dhabi University:
The University of Abu Dhabi (ADU) is one of the leading academic institutions in the region and one of the top ten universities of the UAE, working in accordance with the UAE Government’s National Agenda to provide internationally accredited academic programs and scientific research opportunities that encourage innovation and creative thinking. Founded in 2003, with campuses in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, the University has a total enrollment of more than 7,500 students from over 80 countries. Structured into the College of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Health Sciences, ADU offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.
The University of Abu Dhabi is known for its competitive and accredited programs, as well as a high employment rate among its graduates. ADU provides a diverse faculty and student body with world-class resources, facilities and learning opportunities that foster innovation and support researchers in knowledge production and research-based problem solving. The University continues to strengthen its international collaborations with leading academic institutions to enhance the student experience and broaden the exchange of knowledge and experience across sectors. With institutional accreditation from the US-based Western Association of Schools and College’s Senior College and University Commission (WASC), ADU is recognized among the world’s top 150 universities under the age of 50. Furthermore, ADU is ranked third nationally in the “Times Higher Education World University Rankings” 2023.
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Weber Shandwick for the University of Abu Dhabi