Emirates Aviation University, the academic wing of the Emirates Group and one of the region's most prestigious educational institutions, has been awarded an overall score of 5 Stars by QS Stars University Ratings for its outstanding performance and academic excellence across a wide range of categories.
The university is the first non-federal educational institution to receive a 5 Stars QS rating in the region, achieving 5 stars in teaching, employability, facilities, inclusiveness and social responsibilities and 4 stars in academic development and internationalisation categories. The university also received 5 stars for its MBA in Aviation Management programme.
Of the 129 overall QS star rated institutions in the Arab Region, only five, including EAU, are rated as 5 Stars. Approximately 580 universities are evaluated globally by QS, of which 48 universities are rated as 5 stars.
Emirates Aviation University also received the UAE Ministry of Education accreditation for four of its new Applied Bachelor in Engineering programmes. The programmes are: Aerospace Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering as well as the Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group said: “These are outstanding achievements for Emirates Aviation University that reflect the hard work and dedication of the faculty who have worked hard to make it an educational, world-class institution of distinction. I would like to congratulate the team at EAU, and hope they continue with their commitment to fostering a culture of creativity, innovation and continuous improvement.”
Dr Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University said: “We are very pleased to be recognised with the QS 5 Stars rating and to receive the UAE Ministry of Education accreditation of four of our programmes. These achievements will open up new and wonderful opportunities for the university to build on the learning experience we provide to our students, and we will work hard to attain further successes.”
QS Stars is a rating system which was inaugurated In the United Kingdom and provides a detailed appraisal of an educational institution, and is used as an essential tool for prospective students to identify which universities rank highest in specific fields of study. Universities and educational institutions are ranked on criteria like program strength, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, amongst others.
Emirates Aviation University
Established in 1991, Emirates Aviation University is a leading educational institution in the Middle East for aviation related programmes. The University is the academic wing of the Emirates Group; a global travel and tourism conglomerate known worldwide for their commitment to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of business.
The University is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education and offers an extensive range of educational opportunities designed to provide students with the best aviation related specializations.
EAU offers a new six-month internship programme with the Emirates Group for students who demonstrate extraordinary academic performance.
QS Stars University Ratings
QS Stars understands that universities are different to one another and therefore need to be assessed on a range of categories that recognize distinct strengths. It also recognizes that each student is looking for something different, and not all universities – even the highest ranked institutions – suit every student.
Using QS Stars when searching for your future program will help you understand which universities have performed well against a comprehensive list of indicators, allowing you to match your interests to the universities that are strong in the topics that matter to you.
In the methodology used for QS Stars, universities are evaluated in dozens of indicators across at least eight categories. After the assessment, universities are awarded with an overall Star result which ranges from 0 to 5+ Stars, depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation.