Al Ain: UAE University has been ranked among the best 400 universities, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The QS based its classification on a number of strict requirements such as the academic reputation, recruitment and productivity indicators, research, proportion of teaching staff to students, attractiveness of university to professors and foreign students, among others.

This classification is based on a global survey of more than 3,000 international universities, and the views of more than 50,000 academics and employers along with research indicators.