posted on 13/05/2012: 1263 views
UAE University, the country's first national university, has improved its standing among the world's top 500 universities, a new report shows.
The UAEU, which has nine faculties and 12,500 students enrolled in the fall 2011/2012 programme, has improved its global ranking from 378 last year to 338 this year in the QS Top 500 Universities listing this year.
A research-based university, UAEU provides research solutions to support the UAE and, through its global partners, the wider world.
The QS World University Rankings currently considers over 2,000 and evaluates over 700 universities in the world, ranking the top 500.
Compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit, the ranking applies six broad indicators with different weightages to arrive at a composite score. These include academic reputation (40 per cent), employer reputation (10%), citations per faculty (20%), faculty student ratio (20%), proportion of international students (5%) and proportion of international faculty (5%).
In addition, rankings in five broad faculty areas are produced: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management.
The Abu Dhabi-based university scores a perfect 100 on the ‘International Faculty' parameter, landing it the top rank within that parameter. It also scores highly on ‘International Students' parameter (90.3), earning it 67th spot among 500 global universities on that indicator. – Emirates 24|7
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