2020 QS World University Rankings

Jul 11, 2019 4:31:26 PM / by Nancy Bercaw

Ajman University (AU) again stands out in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR). The QSWUR gives students the opportunity to compare universities from around the world, with ranking indicators used to score each one. The 2020 rankings, released on 19th June 2019, confirm Ajman University’s reputation as a leading and prestigious institution in the region.


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  • How is it measured?

The QSWUR uses a consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that effectively capture university performance. These include:

1. Academic Reputation (40% of the total score)

2. Employer Reputation (10% of the total score)

3. Faculty/Student Ratio (20% of the total score)

4. Citations per faculty (20% of the total score)

5. International Faculty Ratio (5% of the total score)

6. International Student Ratio (5% of the total score)

  • What do the numbers show?

AU is among the top 800 institutions globally, putting it in the top 2.8% of universities in the world. As the oldest university in the UAE, with a 31-year history, AU has one of the most comprehensive selections of subjects in the region, with nine academic colleges hosting 35 academic programs. It continues to rank as one of the top eight universities in the UAE and is now among the top 1.7% of institutions in the region.

AU was the inaugural private university in the GCC and the first in the UAE to accept expatriate students. The tradition continues the 2020 QSWUR ranking AU fourth for international faculty and sixth for international students in the entire world.

AU is also renowned as a distinctly humanitarian institution, with students doing volunteer work from Ajman to Zanzibar every year. In May 2019, the University was awarded “Five QS Stars” – the highest possible ratings by the QS Intelligence Unit – in the categories of Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, and Facilities.

  • What are people saying?

AU continues to make a name for itself, regionally and globally, as recognized by Ashwin Fernandes, QS Regional Director for Asia and MENA regions, who believes it is inspiring remarkable progress. “A few years ago, the institution took a new direction which has started propelling it forward. The strategy has begun to bear fruit and the progress is now clear for all to see, not just in the overall ranking, but also in various indicators.”

Chancellor Karim Seghir has spoken of the performance in the 2020 QSWUR as a testament to AU’s vision of establishing itself as a foundational and leading institution in the region. “We have achieved what most universities only aspire to do. Being recognized as one of the most diverse institutions on the globe is a truly remarkable distinction.”

For more information on how AU ranks against competing institutions or on what other similar information is available, such as the QS Stars rating, get in touch on +971 6 748 2222 or at inquiry@ajman.ac.ae.

Topics: QS World Rankings

Written By Nancy Bercaw