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QS World University Rankings 2024: AUS among top 25 percent of institutions globally and first in employer reputation in the UAE

Sharjah, UAE – American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) reputation of excellence continues to grow globally with AUS named among the top 25 percent of global institutions, moving up five spots in its global ranking, according to QS World University Rankings 2024. This year’s ranking system reviewed the performance of 2,963 institutions from around the world.  

Among UAE universities, AUS also ranked first in employer reputation; second in academic reputation, research citations per faculty and international faculty; and third in employment outcomes and international students according to QS. It also advanced globally in its employer reputation by 29 spots, academic reputation by 19 spots and citations per faculty by 34 spots.

AUS’ top employer reputation stems from its commitment to nurturing leaders who are capable of making an impact on their communities and the world. AUS alumni are a testimony to the quality of education the university offers, allowing them to thrive in an ever-changing world. AUS alumni are sought after by multinational corporations and prestigious universities the world over with many working as government and business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, industry movers and shakers, and respected academics and researchers in some of the most prestigious universities around the world. 

“Having celebrated the AUS Silver Jubilee recently, we look forward to building on the achievements this great institution has made in a short period of time. Graduating professionals of the highest caliber and who can make a difference in their communities underpin all the hard work we our faculty, staff and students have been putting in further advancing AUS as a highly reputed academic institution and research center. We will continue to persevere and make an impact on the UAE and the world,” said Dr. Susan Mumm, Chancellor of AUS.

AUS has been ranked among the top 10 Arab universities by QS Arab Region University Rankings every year for the past eight consecutive years (2023). It is also number one in the UAE in accounting, finance, business and management studies, architecture and the built environment, art and design, and civil and structural engineering (tied), according to QS World Subject Rankings (2023). It is also among the top universities in the UAE in areas of electrical and electronic engineering; mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering; chemical engineering; and computer science and information systems, according to the same ranking.

About AUS:

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan articulated his vision of a distinctive institution against the backdrop of Islamic history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society in the UAE and the Gulf region.

 Firmly grounded in principles of meritocracy and with a strong reputation for academic excellence, AUS has come to represent the very best in teaching and research, accredited internationally and recognized by employers the world over for creating graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and drive to lead in the 21st century.

 AUS values learners not driven only by academic success, but by those that embrace our dynamic campus life and embody our ideals of openness, tolerance and respect. This combination of academic excellence and community spirit ensures AUS is filled with world-class faculty and students, poised to become the innovators, thinkers, contributors and leaders of tomorrow.

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