University features high in QS World University Rankings 2018 for its multicultural and international student body.
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked ninth globally on the International Student Index in QS World University Rankings 2018 for its multicultural and international student body.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication by Quacquarelli Symonds. As the only ranking of its kind to have received International Ranking Expert Group approval, it is one of the leading rankings of educational institutions worldwide.
Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Daheri, chairman of ADU’s executive board, said: “This new accolade is a testament to the university’s success in creating a unique educational environment. The quality of our academic offerings combined with our keen interest to embrace cultural diversity attracted students of 70 nationalities from around the world, offering them the opportunity to interact, learn from each other, and develop a system of values that reflects the climate of tolerance and cultural cohesion of the UAE.”
Bin Harmal pointed out that ADU is continuously developing and enhancing its strategy to ensure it offers innovative and internationally benchmarked programmes to its local and international students, in line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership to transform the nation into a global hub for quality higher education.
Since its inception, ADU has witnessed a steady increase in student enrollment. Upon its launch, the university registered 852 students across seven bachelor programmes — a sharp contrast to the more than 7,650 students who are pursuing their degrees today in 40 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered across the university’s three campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.