The Pride of the Public Sector


Zayed University is one of the leading centers for senior management education in the Gulf Arab States, committed and dedicated to quality professional graduate education that transforms accomplished professionals into confident and successful leaders in our society.

International Accreditation

Within higher education, accreditation plays a major role in quality assurance and institutional effectiveness. Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This accreditation is an international acknowledgement and recognition of quality assurance according to certain strict regulations and standards set by a reputable independent external agency.

The most important factor for a successful career is choosing a reputable university. Employers take into consideration if the university that students have graduated from are accredited by a reliable accreditation body. Graduates will also have a chance to transfer their credits to other reputable institutions should they decide to obtain a doctoral level education.

At the disciplinary level, most of Zayed University’s Colleges offering graduate programs hold accreditations from various prestigious disciplinary bodies.

College of Education

The College of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Zayed University’s College of Education was the first university outside of the USA to be internationally accredited.

Accreditation in the UAE

Graduate programs are licensed and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education.

University Rankings

Zayed University has improved its placement in the 2019 QS World University Rankings (651-700 in 2019, versus 701-750 in 2018). In addition, Zayed University is ranked 22 in the 2019 QS Arab Region University Rankings.