ADU Awarded 5 Star Excellence Status in The Prestigious QS World University Rankings
QS Stars has awarded ADU a five-star institution rating in a broad range of areas, including teaching, employability, internationalization, research, online learning, facilities, and inclusiveness.
ADU has received an overall 5 QS Stars rating by the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) - Stars Rating for the year 2022, with the highest rating possible across the categories of teaching, employability, internationalization, research, online learning, facilities and inclusiveness.
The 5 QS Stars rating reflects ADU's superior performance across key indicators that are vital to the success of a higher education institution. These include the internationalization category, in which ADU received a full score for both student and faculty international diversity, international collaborations and international support center. ADU also achieved 100% in the teaching category for both student and teaching satisfaction. The University earned 100% in employer reputation and career service support under the employability category, as well as in the facilities category for library expenditure, student clubs and societies.
The remaining categories highlight the impact and success of the university's online learning offering, which received 100% for student-faculty engagement, student services, technology and student interaction. The university also scored 100% in innovation, inclusiveness, spin-off companies, incubators, industrial research collaborations, scholarships and bursaries, low-income outreach and student cohort diversity categories.
Professor Waqar Ahmed, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), said, "I am delighted to have our world-class standing recognized by the QS Star rating system. QS is the leader in rankings and ratings in higher education and we are pleased to have their endorsement for the university. Abu Dhabi University is committed to all-round excellence, from unparalleled student experience to highest quality teaching in programs that will equip students for productive and successful lives and research that develops academic disciplines and impacts on economy and society. Our collaboration with world leading partner universities gives us an edge in our programs, teaching and research; and it gives our students the opportunity to learn in prestigious partner institutions. Abu Dhabi University will continue to invest in excellence and is committed to supporting the development of the United Arab Emirates and the region."
Earlier this year, ADU was awarded 5 QS Stars for its outstanding online learning, achieving 95% in the overall assessment. The rating was given in recognition of ADU's commitment to online learning, which makes use of innovative tools such as VRM AR, 3D technology, engaging curriculum, effective practices and advanced technologies.
QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at an institution, enabling prospective students to identify which universities are the best in specific fields such as program strength, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, and inclusiveness. In the methodology used for QS Stars, universities are evaluated in dozens of indicators across at least eight dimensions. After the assessment, universities are awarded an overall 'Star' result which ranges from 0 to 5+ Stars, depending on the number of points achieved during the evaluation.