Zayed University Lands the Times Higher Education 2021 World University Rankings

20 Sep 2020

Zayed University, a national and regional leader of educational innovation, has been recently listed, for the very first time, in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which is an annual ranking of higher education institutions globally.

The “THE rankings”, which is released on annual basis, provides insightful information to a vast selection of bright  minds around the globe, based on the achievement scores of universities worldwide.

Prof. Nagi Wakim, Acting Provost at Zayed University, said: “It truly is a major achievement to have Zayed University as a part of the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time in its young history.  We are in the 801-1000 band, and this is a milestone added to the higher education and research sector of the UAE. Having an another national academic institution, such as Zayed University, added to the list makes us amongst the five top universities in the country to be part of the international Times Higher Education 2021 World University Rankings, is noteworthy.”  

He added “this achievement is a testament to the quality and dedication of the university’s faculty and staff and the prudent and wise leadership of this great institution.  Zayed University has a lot potential and a great plan to advance its mission of innovation and research that informs high quality teaching.  Our students is our focus and their future is our mission.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. The rankings are based on calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income, and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students, and research); and Industry Income (knowledge transfer).