Dubai ranks as best city in Middle East for Education

Dubai secured the best student city in the Middle East, according to the QS Best Students' Cities Ranking 2023.

Dubai secured the best student city in the Middle East, according to the QS Best Students’ Cities Ranking 2023.

After the summer break, more than 28,200 higher education students returned to universities. The students represent more than 80 countries, including India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC, comprising more than 85 per cent of the student body. Students from the UAE make up the remaining 15 per cent.


According to QS World University Rankings 2023, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) are home to 27 academic institutions, including the University of Birmingham and the University of Manchester. Both of the universities ranked among the 100 universities in the World.

Dr Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University and Director of Middlesex University Dubai, said, “We have continued to update our curriculums so that our students learn how to apply the latest industry insights from their fields to real-life scenarios and become 100 per cent employable once they graduate.”

In another statement, Professor David Sadler, University of Birmingham Dubai Provost, said, “The University of Birmingham is incredibly proud to have established ourselves here in Dubai.

In addition, Professor added We are committed to being part of the continual development of the education landscape in Dubai and the pursuit of quality education and research to support Dubai’s overall strategic ambition for the future.”

Michael Eberle, Head of Marketing at UOWD, said that As the first international university in the UAE, we are responsible for offering students top-class education through innovative learning spaces and state-of-the-art labs and equipment.

The UAE continues to expand and invest in the education system through various initiatives, leading to the continuous growth and development of the sector.

Tariq Saeed


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