Top 10 Universities & Colleges From GCC Countries - 2022

Given the evolutions in industries and business landscape today, it is significant to pursue good higher education that prepares one extensively for tomorrow. Higher Education with international quality parameters has been one of the most important and challenging aspects for every university and institute around the world today. Even, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) established by an agreement made on 25 May 1981 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia among Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE in view of their special relations, geographic proximity, similar political systems based on Islamic beliefs, joint destiny and common objectives, is diligently looking towards entrenching a quality standard higher education system in order to have a better future world built in the forthcoming period.

Amidst the GCC countries, particularly in  UAE and Qatar, many integrated academic cities have been developed to host campus branches of numerous Western-based universities (mainly American, Australian, Canadian, French, and British), and the today have renowned institutions like Paris-Sorbonne University, New York University, INSEAD, Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University, and more. The regional governments have a great hand in this, as their seek with this progression is not to help close the development gap and improve the employability of recent graduates As evident, there are 62 universities in the GCC countries, with highest number of 22 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Universities & Colleges from GCC Countries are positively leveraging a good standard of education for the higher education to the national & international students.

Higher Education Review, in this issue presents a list of `Top 10 Universities & Colleges from GCC Countries - 2022' who have been offering best-in-class education in the region. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board.

Top 10 Universities & Colleges From GCC Countries - 2022




Gulf Medical University Ajman Provides authentic educational opportunities for all categories of health professional students in the context of sustainable development, and develops leaders in health care services, who can respond to the country
IMT Dubai Dubai Imparting quality education to prepare the next generation of ethical business professionals, having ability to adapt to the ever-changing realities of the political, economic, and business environment
Khalifa University UAE A top-ranked University of Science and Technology in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation
King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia Provides a wide range of programs to full-time students, working students, disabled students and to those who live too far from any campus to study in person
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University A learning-centered community where the students graduate with unique competencies that empower them to contribute to the Kingdom’s business and industrial community
Qatar University Qatar The university has 11 colleges offering over 97 academic programs, those are aligned with societal and labor market needs and are in line with the goals and values expressed in Qatar National Vision 2030
Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Sharjah Offers four-year, full-time BA degree programmes in acting, production arts, dance and musical theatre and wholely dedicated and focused on performing and production arts
Skyline University College Sharjah Impart knowledge and develops professional skills in the field of Business, Science & Technology and inculcate values among students of diverse cultural backgrounds to serve the society
University of Wollongong Dubai Produces some of the world’s most employable graduates, by anticipating emergent industries and future jobs to prepare them for the future of work
Westford University College Dubai The institution takes pride in providing qualitative, affordable and a flexible learning experience to its undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and diploma certification students