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AUS among top 10 Arab universities and 3rd in UAE for 2024, QS announces

by Dubaiforum

SHARJAH, 19th October, 2023 (WAM) — American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been ranked among the top 10 Arab universities and third in the UAE, according to the 10th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2024. AUS also ranked first in employer reputation in the UAE.

Released by higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds, this year’s ranking is the largest, evaluating 223 institutions from 18 Arab countries based on their global recognition, research prowess, teaching resources and internationalisation.

This is the ninth consecutive year that QS has named AUS among the top 10 universities in the Arab region. In the 2024 edition, the institution performed among the top 4 percent in the QS Arab University Rankings.

QS also ranked AUS second in the ratio for international faculty in the Arab region. AUS faculty represent more than 45 nationalities, bringing diverse perspectives and a wealth of international expertise in their fields to provide students with a truly global education.

AUS also ranked third in the ratio of international students in the Arab region. With students representing approximately 90 nationalities, celebrating cultural diversity, tolerance, and respect are at the centre of the AUS student experience.

“With a steadfast commitment to prioritising students at the core of our mission, we remain dedicated to enhancing our university’s status as a hub of educational excellence and research within the region. In an ever-evolving global landscape, we diligently adapt to stay abreast of the latest developments and transformations to equip our graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to become impactful global citizens, capable of effecting positive change within their communities and on a global scale,” said Dr. Mohamed El Tarhuni, Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer at AUS.

QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said, “This year’s ranking showcases more Arab universities than ever before, reflecting the intensifying competition within the region for higher education excellence and offering independent and detailed lenses through which its prospective students, faculty and policymakers can make data-informed decisions and benchmark success.”

AUS offers 28 majors and 45 minors at the undergraduate level, 16 master’s degree programmes and four PhD programmes.

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