Rankings | American University of Sharjah

AUS is recognized by respected ranking agencies around the world for achievements across many categories and in many fields.
Read on to find out more about the rankings AUS has achieved.

QS World University Rankings

Top 400 universities in the world

AUS is among the top 400 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings (2023)The university’s performance in these rankings is evidence of our continued commitment to excellence in teaching, research and contributions to our community.

Top 10 Arab universities

AUS has been ranked among the top 10 Arab universities by QS Arab Region​ University Rankings every year for the past seven consecutive years (2022). We are a leader in the Arab world in providing academic and extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and in advancing knowledge through teaching, research, scholarly activity and creative work. 

Top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 years

AUS is among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 years according to QS World University Rankings (2021). AUS is one of the top young universities in the world and has achieved this status as a result of the accomplishments of highly qualified full-time faculty, exceptional students and talented alumni who have risen to positions of prominence in the region and beyond.

MBA: Top 10 in the Middle East and Africa region and among the world's top 250

The AUS MBA program is among the top 10 in the Middle East and Africa region and among the top 250 in the world in the QS Global MBA Rankings (2022). Our MBA is among the world’s finest, preparing those undertaking it for success in a rapidly shifting global economy.

Highest ratio for international faculty in the Arab region

AUS has the highest ratio for international faculty in the Arab region according to QS Arab Region University Rankings (2022). AUS faculty represent more than 45 different nationalities, bringing with them diverse perspectives and a wealth of international expertise in their fields to provide our students with a truly global education.

Highest ratio for international students in the Arab region

AUS has the highest ratio for international students in the Arab region according to QS Arab Region University Rankings (2022). With students representing approximately 90 nationalities, the celebration of cultural diversity, tolerance and respect are at the very center of the AUS student experience.

CAAD Rankings by QS World University Subject Rankings 2022
  • AUS is number one in the UAE and among the top 150 universities globally for architecture and the built environment, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). Faculty and alumni from our Department of Architecture are acknowledged leaders in the field and its students consistently distinguish themselves by winning major awards throughout the region and beyond.
  • AUS is number one in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for art and design, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). Faculty and alumni from our Department of Art and Design continue to make an impact in art, design and culture in the region and beyond.
  • Graduates who have studied architecture and design at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE, according to  QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). Alumni from the College of Architecture, Art and Design are behind some of the most impressive architectural and interior design projects in the region, including The Museum of the Future, The Dubai Twisted Bridge, La Mer waterfront development, and are leaders in the region’s cultural industries.
CAS Rankings by QS World University Subject Rankings 2022

AUS is number two  in the UAE for social sciences and management, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). Faculty from across diverse disciplines in the arts and humanities explore questions related to the human condition and the intellectual, social and cultural traditions across diverse cultures.

CEN Rankings by QS World University Subject Rankings 2022
  • AUS is ranked number one in the UAE and among the top ​150 universities globally for civil and structural engineering, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (202​2​). The Department of Civil Engineering is recognized throughout the region for the exceptional education it offers through undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • AUS is ranked among the top two (tied) in the UAE and top ​300 universities globally for ​electrical ​and electronic ​engineering, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (202​2​). In our world-class facilities, the Department of ​Electrical Engineering offers experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare them for success in the real world .
  • AUS is ranked among the top two (tied) in the UAE and top ​300 universities globally in the category of ​mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing ​engineering, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (202​2​). Faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of ​Mechanical Engineering are engaged in significant research that addresses the world’s most pressing issues.
  • AUS is ranked among the top two (tied) in the UAE and top ​350 universities globally for ​chemical ​engineering, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (202​2​). The Department of Chemical Engineering offers students the opportunity to pursue specialized studies in vital areas such as petroleum engineering, renewable energy, environmental and water engineering, engineering management and biomedical engineering. 
  • AUS is ranked among the top three in the UAE and top ​500 universities globally for ​computer science and information systems, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (202​2​). The Department of ​Computer Science and Engineering offers programs that are designed to meet future needs for computer science experts.
  • Across all engineering majors, graduates of AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). College of Engineering alumni from both our undergraduate and graduate programs are highly regarded by employers across the region and the world.
SBA Rankings by QS World University Subject Rankings 2022
  • AUS is number one (tied) in the UAE and among the top 250 universities globally for accounting and finance, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). AUS offers students an outstanding environment in which to study accounting and finance, with internationally renowned faculty and some of the best on-site facilities in the region.
  • AUS is number one in the UAE  and among the top 250 universities globally for business and management studies, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). For ambitious students looking to succeed in business, AUS offers outstanding educational opportunities supported by world-class facilities and faculty.
  • Graduates who have studied business and management and accounting and finance at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). Alumni from the School of Business Administration are employed by some of the business world’s major players, including Emirates Group, Etihad Airlines, Google, Unilever, Boston Consulting Group and PwC.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Top five universities with the highest percentage of international students

AUS is among the top five universities with the highest percentage of international students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2022). We are a closely-knit community that embraces its diversity and provides a rich, supportive environment for students to thrive in as they become outward-looking and responsible individuals ready to join the world.

Top 250 universities in Asia

AUS is ranked among the top 250 universities in Asia according to the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings (2022). This ranking recognizes the university’s position among higher education institutions in Asia and is an acknowledgment of excellence in teaching and research, contributions to knowledge transfer, and international outlook. 

Top four in the UAE and top 600 globally for engineering studies

AUS is ranked among the top four universities in the UAE and among the top 600 globally for engineering studies, according to THE World University Subject Rankings (2022). Faculty and alumni of the College of Engineering are consistently recognized throughout the region for their contributions to engineering research and development, as well as excellence in the delivery of undergraduate and graduate programs.

First in the UAE and top 500 globally for social sciences

AUS is ranked number one in the UAE and among the top 500 universities globally for social sciences, according to THE World University Subject Rankings (2022). In the liberal arts tradition, AUS students benefit from the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects such as history, geography, psychology and philosophy through College of Arts and Sciences while pursing their major of choice.

First in the UAE and top 400 globally for business and economics

AUS is ranked number one in the UAE and among the top 400 universities globally for business and economics, according to THE World University Subject Rankings (2022). Students from the School of Business Administration at AUS recieve world-class business instruction with a focus on experiential learning to prepare them for success in the workplace.

Top 175 universities in emerging economies

AUS is among the top 175 universities in emerging economies according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022). This ranking places AUS within the top 25 percent of all ranked universities in emerging economies and is based on our quality of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook while operating within an economy undergoing immense transformation.

Top 250 young universities

AUS is ranked among the top 250 universities under 50 years of age according to the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2022).  AUS has achieved this ranking as a result of the high-quality teaching and research of its acclaimed faculty, its international outlook, and its knowledge transfer to industry.

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)

First university in the GCC to be rated for sustainability

AUS has earned a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) silver award for sustainability in higher education from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

We are committed to the conscientious use of resources that maximizes potential in the present and ensures continuity into the future. 

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