2022 QS Arab Region Rankings: Canadian University Dubai moves up to 25th place and becomes top-ranked university in Dubai

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has soared to 25th place in the 2022 edition of the QS Arab Region University Rankings. The newly released ranking now positions CUD as the number one university in Dubai.

The rapid ascent in the regional listing follows CUD’s first appearance in the QS World University Rankings, which was announced earlier this year. The institution secured a place in the top 601-650 universities globally for 2022, positioning it among the top 2% of higher education providers worldwide.

The internationally renowned QS ranking system is recognized among the most widely respected university rankings in the world, providing an authoritative, independent evaluation of institutions across the globe. First published in 2014, the Arab Region Ranking takes account of 10 performance indicators that blend global metrics with measures designed specifically for the Arab world.

In the 2022 ranking of 180 institutions, CUD scored highly against the two key indicator that combine to make up 50% of the evaluation score – academic reputation and employer reputation. Demonstrating its multinational credentials, the University ranked in the top four for international students, and the top ten for international faculty. 

Speaking about the new ranking, Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of CUD, said, “To be placed among the top 25 universities in the Arab region is a significant achievement that reflects our commitment to international standards of teaching and research. We are particularly proud to become the top ranking institution in Dubai. This city has successfully developed an international reputation as a global education destination and to be recognized as a leader in this field is a great honor for everyone associated with the University.”

Prof. Karim Chelli, President and Vice Chancellor of CUD, added, “The significant climb in the QS ranking reflects our longstanding reputation for academic excellence and our growing portfolio of world class, high-impact research. With the recent campus expansion to City Walk, we are embarking on a new phase in the University’s impact across the Arab region; providing unique opportunities to study a Canadian curriculum in the heart of Dubai, whilst pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity to make a meaningful contribution to society that extends beyond the classroom.”

Alongside the inauguration of the campus expansion and the notable achievements in regional and global rankings, the past year has seen the University extend its comprehensive network of professional collaborations. The institution has attracted accreditations and affiliations with international industry organizations such as ECO Canada, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, in addition to existing recognition and partnerships with leading professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the International Advertising Association (IAA), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Association of Arab Universities (AArU), Autodesk, and International Association of Universities (IAU).