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 Name||Overall Rating 2018 - 2019||Overall Rating 2019 - 2020|
Amity University Dubai
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani) Dubai Campus
City, University of London
ESMOD French Fashion Institute
Hult International Business School
Islamic Azad University
London Business School
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus
Middlesex University Dubai
Murdoch University, Dubai
S P Jain School of Global Management
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
The University of Manchester Worldwide
University of Bradford
University of Exeter
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: