Higher Education Classification 2019-2020


Higher Education Classification 2019-2020

The second annual Higher Education Classification (HEC) gives students and their parents the information and data they need to make more confident decisions about their future. Branch campuses are also able to use the HEC to identify and showcase their strengths and international best practices.

Based around the four core categories of Teaching, Research, Employability, and Internationalisation, HEC promotes the quality of tertiary institutions to further develop Dubai as an international hub for higher education, as well as a global centre for knowledge creation and innovation. The HEC has been developed in partnership with QS Quacquarelli Symonds and adapted to meet the needs of branch campuses in Dubai.

University NameOverall Rating 2018 - 2019Overall Rating 2019 - 2020

Amity University Dubai

4 Stars

4 Stars

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani) Dubai Campus

4 Stars

5 Stars

City, University of London

4 Stars

5 Stars

ESMOD French Fashion Institute

2 Stars

3 Stars

Heriot-Watt University

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hult International Business School

4 Stars

4 Stars

Islamic Azad University

2 Stars

2 Stars

London Business School

5 Stars

5 Stars

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus

4 Stars

5 Stars

Middlesex University Dubai

4 Stars

5 Stars

Murdoch University, Dubai

3 Stars

3 Stars

S P Jain School of Global Management

4 Stars

4 Stars

SAE Institute

3 Stars

4 Stars

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology

1 Star

2 Stars

The University of Manchester Worldwide

5 Stars

4 Stars

University of Bradford

4 Stars

3 Stars

University of Exeter

3 Stars

3 Stars

All universities in Dubai’s Free Zones are permitted by KHDA. However, universities accredited by the Ministry of Education were not included in the HEC as they are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), part of the UAE Ministry of Education.

The following Higher Education Institutes were not included in Higher Education Classification 2019-2020:

University NameWhy not classified

University of South Wales

New institutions not classified yet

Curtin University

Arizona State University

University of Paris II Panetheon-Assas

American University in Dubai

Institutions accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education (MoE)

British University in Dubai

University of Birmingham

Institute of Management Technology Dubai

MENA College of Management

Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

University of St. Josephs

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Abu Dhabi University Branch Campus

Emirates Aviation University

Dubai Institue for Design and Innovation

MODUL University Dubai

Teach-Out

Moscow University for Industry and Finance (Synergy)

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