Dubai has revealed the best international university campuses in its latest higher education league table.
The Higher Education Classification, developed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), in partnership with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK company specialising in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world, provides a rating of 17 campuses of international universities covering the 2020-21 academic period.
This is the first time that KHDA has revealed the actual score of each campus, instead of the star system that was used in previous years.
The universities were assessed on criteria such as teaching, employability, internationalisation, research, programme strength, arts and culture and happiness, and well-being.
City, University of London has been rated the best international university campus this year.
The university’s Dubai Centre, established in February 2007 in collaboration with the Dubai International Financial Centre, was recognised for its high standard of education and learning environment and scored 914 points out of 1,000.
The University of Manchester is Dubai’s second-best university with a score of 898. It is ranked highly for teaching, employability, and research and programme strength.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education is the third-best with 876, while Hult International Business School scored 843, making it the fourth-best higher education institution in the city.
Curtin University got 804 points; Murdoch University 800 points; Heriot-Watt University 796 points; London Business School 780 points; Middlesex University 757 points; Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani Dubai campus 700 points; SP Jain School of Global Management 751 points; SAE Institute 740 points; Amity University Dubai 723 points; ESMOD French Fashion Institute 612 points; University of Bradford 691 points; University Paris II Pantheon-Assas 553 points and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology 348 points.
The rating system is aimed at helping future and current students get the information they need to make informed decisions when choosing a university.
KHDA also published its star ranking for this year.