Zayed University Hosts QS World University Rankings : Arab Region 2022 Conclave


The 2022 QS World University Rankings: Arab Region features 181 universities, the largest comparative evaluation of the region’s higher education system yet.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  A leader in educational innovation, Zayed University was honored to host the QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2022 Conclave, one of the most awaited annual events in the higher education industry. Held in Dubai at the Raffles Hotel, the event recognized educational leaders from across the region, for their commitment, dedication and perseverance in taking their institutions to a higher level.

The event was attended by 50+ University Presidents and Vice Presidents from the Arab Region, in addition to over 30+ senior administrators from several universities. The conclave offered participants a variety of engaging roundtable sessions and workshops, including strategic presentations, keynotes, and networking opportunities. 

Conversations and debates throughout the event were mainly focused on how the global business landscape continues to evolve, presenting new challenges and unchartered territories of opportunity to explore, and how there is a need for time and effort to be invested in developing a new form of education. Courses and programs that offer future leaders an applicable sense of direction, allowing them to encounter challenges head-on and successfully move forward. 

The event saw H.E. Hassan Alnajjar, University Council Member, Zayed University, in attendance to present the QS STARS Awards. ‘’Today marks the launch of the QS World University Rankings, Arab Region 2021 – one of the most awaited annual events in the higher education industry. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to H.E. Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture & Youth, and President of Zayed University, for enabling us to have this conference under the patronage of Zayed University. Her unnerving support in improving higher academic outcomes, and for being an advocate of empowering students; fostering education and innovation.”, said, Alnajjar.

Prof Clayton MacKenzie, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Zayed University, said, “This is a proud moment for Zayed University, we are extremely pleased to have been able to host the QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2022 Conclave. The QS World University Rankings ranks the world’s top universities and is viewed as one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world. This is a significant milestone for the UAE, and the region, to see its institutions being recognized at the highest level in the rankings. I congratulate all the winners on their success in being recognized.”

Zayed University continues to seek new opportunities that can accelerate, expand and strengthen the core objective of ensuring students are equipped with the necessary tools to succeed in their personal and professional lives. The newly launched Zayed x Minerva interdisciplinary programs cultivate a mindset of problem solving and creativity from an early age – an important tool in creating new ways of thinking and helping to connect fragmented knowledge in a unified comprehensive way.

About Zayed University x Minerva:

Zayed University and Minerva Project have joined forces to reshape learning, research, and professional development. With us, you will be prepared for effective leadership in a rapidly changing world.

Zayed University has partnered with Minerva Project, the world’s leading educational innovator, to build a next-generation education for the development of next-generation leaders. With us, you will learn in an entirely new way, combining the best of several disciplines with each of our varied courses.

Our partnership has been forged to equip you with the skills and insights to fulfil your potential and lead with agility. Our innovative programmes have been built to help you:


Step into the world with applicable skills

For the duration of your study, you will be given access to a range of instructive internship and employment opportunities. These will help you to develop and hone lifelong skills that can be applied in the workplace. As a result, you will emerge career-ready and primed for success.


Navigate evolving business landscapes

Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to broaden your horizons and expose you to a diversity of disciplines. You will distinguish yourself as a pragmatic innovator with an astute, multifaceted approach to overcoming the challenges of our time.


Learn, act and lead with purpose

We aim to foster a diverse, collaborative environment. One in which you will be empowered to make meaningful change. Our goal is to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world, inspiring you to become a purposeful leader — an agent of progress.

About Zayed University:

Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the university is a pioneer of female empowerment and leadership. From its very inception, the university has played a leading role in enabling individual growth and is one of a select group of institutions across the Middle East to apply a distinctly liberal arts approach to education. Today, as the needs of the knowledge society evolve, Zayed University is again at the forefront of the region’s development and transformation