AAU discusses the international standards for University Ranking
The “Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Center, QAIRC” organized a workshop, entitled “QS University Ranking System Methodologies”, at Al Ain Campus, under the supervision of Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat, Director, QAIRC, and in the presence of Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, deans, deputy deans and administrative units/centers managers.
The talk was presented by “Mr. Ashwin Fernandes” (Regional Director – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, QS Intelligence Unit, UK). Mr. Fernandes covered all detailed reviews of QS World, Arab and Subject Ranking methodologies. He also delivered information on data submission process and guidelines, and provided an analysis on the performance of the institution and gave case studies and strategies on how to excel and do better. Besides this, he did explain the benefits of the QS Stars rating system. Where universities are classified according to the academic discipline in five aspects: Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social and Administrative Sciences.
In the end, Mr. Fernandes was honored, for his great efforts, by Prof. El Refae and Dr. Khaddaj Mallat, who said that this talk is a good opportunity to be aware of the required steps to be taken in order to improve our institution rankings.