United Arab Emirates University : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
Al Ain Campus, Al Ain United Arab Emirates
    • QS World University Rankings
      =288
    • QS Stars
      5
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputHigh
    • Student/Faculty Ratio8
    • International Students1,238
    • SizeM
    • Total Faculty919

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    The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976 – the oldest and largest university in the UAE.

    UAEU is located in Al Ain – also known as the city of the Oasis which features their iconic green hilly-park and their highest mountain, Green Mubazzara and Jebel Hafeet. Here you can enjoy a light hike, a picnic and go for a dip in the park’s natural hot springs.

    UAEU is also known as a comprehensive, research-intensive university committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

    The university currently enrolls approximately 14,000 students from 64 countries.

    As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of internationally accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine colleges: Business and Economics, Science, Education, Engineering, Food and Agriculture, Humanities and Social Science, IT, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences.

    The university has established research centers which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.

    UAEU’s Science and Innovation Park works alongside business, industry, and public institutions to provide the nation with innovative research solutions while employing highly innovative graduates.

    UAEU promotes independent thinking based on academic excellence. The university employs some of the world’s leading academics whose research feeds into their teaching, thus creating a dynamic, engaging, and inspiring learning environment. The success of UAEU is driven by its exceptional staff, students and alumni, underpinned by modern curricula, visionary research projects, and an outstanding network of international collaborations with companies, organizations, and other academic institutions. 


    UAEU has nine colleges, in addition to College of Graduate Studies and University College.

    Students choosing to live on campus at UAEU can find out about accommodation, fees, and amenities here.

    The Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides individual and group counseling to students at the UAEU.

    The International Students Office (ISO) welcomes all international students, and values the culture they bring to the United Arab Emirates University.

    The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) supports the UAEU’s strategic vision and mission by promoting emerging educational technologies and teaching pedagogies among faculty members and instructors. 


    UAEU has more than 40 clubs and organizations, including:

    • Innovator’s Imprint Club (Technology & scientific innovations)
    • Sawtul-Ebda3 Club (Poetry and Anthems)
    • Sakura (Japanese Club)
    • Takatof (Volunteer Club)
    • Organizers (Event Management Club)
    • Admissions
    • Reading Club

    Students can also utilize the Health Club at the Student Activities Sports Complex where there are a number of sports teams and classes to join. Find out more about student activities here.

    There are a number of restaurants and retail outlets for students to enjoy too.

    The Academic Affairs Unit is charged by the Provost with assuring high standards of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and designing and implementing effective policies and procedures to achieve this.

    UAEU established the Continuing Education Center in 1998. Continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of institutions, individuals, and different sectors of the community for growth through developing skills, acquiring knowledge and exploring potential.

    You can get in touch with UAEU alumni through its alumni network and events.


    About

    The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976 – the oldest and largest university in the UAE.

    UAEU is located in Al Ain – also known as the city of the Oasis which features their iconic green hilly-park and their highest mountain, Green Mubazzara and Jebel Hafeet. Here you can enjoy a light hike, a picnic and go for a dip in the park’s natural hot springs.

    UAEU is also known as a comprehensive, research-intensive university committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

    The university currently enrolls approximately 14,000 students from 64 countries.

    As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of internationally accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine colleges: Business and Economics, Science, Education, Engineering, Food and Agriculture, Humanities and Social Science, IT, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences.

    The university has established research centers which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.

    UAEU’s Science and Innovation Park works alongside business, industry, and public institutions to provide the nation with innovative research solutions while employing highly innovative graduates.

    UAEU promotes independent thinking based on academic excellence. The university employs some of the world’s leading academics whose research feeds into their teaching, thus creating a dynamic, engaging, and inspiring learning environment. The success of UAEU is driven by its exceptional staff, students and alumni, underpinned by modern curricula, visionary research projects, and an outstanding network of international collaborations with companies, organizations, and other academic institutions. 


    UAEU has nine colleges, in addition to College of Graduate Studies and University College.

    Students choosing to live on campus at UAEU can find out about accommodation, fees, and amenities here.

    The Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides individual and group counseling to students at the UAEU.

    The International Students Office (ISO) welcomes all international students, and values the culture they bring to the United Arab Emirates University.

    The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) supports the UAEU’s strategic vision and mission by promoting emerging educational technologies and teaching pedagogies among faculty members and instructors. 


    UAEU has more than 40 clubs and organizations, including:

    • Innovator’s Imprint Club (Technology & scientific innovations)
    • Sawtul-Ebda3 Club (Poetry and Anthems)
    • Sakura (Japanese Club)
    • Takatof (Volunteer Club)
    • Organizers (Event Management Club)
    • Admissions
    • Reading Club

    Students can also utilize the Health Club at the Student Activities Sports Complex where there are a number of sports teams and classes to join. Find out more about student activities here.

    There are a number of restaurants and retail outlets for students to enjoy too.

    The Academic Affairs Unit is charged by the Provost with assuring high standards of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and designing and implementing effective policies and procedures to achieve this.

    UAEU established the Continuing Education Center in 1998. Continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of institutions, individuals, and different sectors of the community for growth through developing skills, acquiring knowledge and exploring potential.

    You can get in touch with UAEU alumni through its alumni network and events.


    University highlights

    United Arab Emirates University is one of the top Public universities in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. It is ranked #=288 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #370
    • 2014
      #421-430
    • 2015
      #=385
    • 2016
      #421-430
    • 2017
      #411-420
    • 2018
      #390
    • 2019
      #350
    • 2020
      #329
    • 2021
      #284
    • 2022
      #=288

    Ranking criteria

    35.4
    Overall
    25.2
    Academic Reputation
    9.7
    Citations per Faculty
    27.7
    Employer Reputation
    67.5
    Faculty Student Ratio
    100
    International Faculty Ratio
    40.1
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    7,121

    11%
    89%

    International students
    1,238

    32%
    68%

    Total faculty staff
    919

    757
    162

    Total students
    7,121

    11%
    89%

    International students
    1,238

    32%
    68%

    Total faculty staff
    919

    162
    757
    2021
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