82% international universities in Dubai achieve 4 and 5 star ratings

Dr Wafi Dawood, CEO of Strategy & Planning Sector, KHDA
The ratings system measures the quality of education in Dubai’s 17 international higher education institutions

Dubai, July 01, 2022: Eighty-two per cent of Dubai’s international universities have been given four- and five-star ratings, in the latest cycle of the Rating of International Higher Education Institutions in Dubai. 

This year’s rating showed that 10 universities achieved a 5-star rating, 4 achieved a 4-star rating, 2 received a 3-star rating, while one university received a 2-star rating. The ratings have been jointly developed in partnership with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) and adapted to meet the needs of branch campuses in Dubai. 

The ratings system measures the quality of education and services provided to more than 16,000 students in Dubai’s 17 international higher education institutions.

Dr Wafi Dawood, CEO of Strategy & Planning Sector, KHDA says, “The ratings system enables universities to identify and showcase their international best practices.”

The ratings tool helps students and their parents decide on the best university for them by enabling them to compare university ratings on core categories such as teaching, research, employability and internationalisation. Other categories that influence the rating of a university include its facilities, the strength of its programmes and its efforts towards improving arts and culture, inclusion, innovation and environmental impact. 

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