The Applied Science University is continuously advancing its high-quality education by achieving an impressive ranking of 29th among the best universities in the Arab world, making it into the top 15 in the Gulf region. Thus, the University remarkably maintained such a steady progress in the elite rankings for the third year in a row, from 45th to 37th and finally 29th, based on the assessment made by the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021.
Yet, ASU has completed an impressive decade of excellence in various scientific and academic grounds, distinguishing itself as the first private University in the Kingdom Bahrain to be ranked 651-700 in the QS Global Ranking, in addition to being ranked among the top 150 emerging universities under the age of 50, and maintaining such rankings for three consecutive years. This just proves how significantly the University has improved its performance by moving eight places ahead of its former ranking in 2020, and 16 places from its classification two years ago.
In addition, ASU has achieved a four-star ranking in the QS Stars international classification. The University is also ranked 401+ in the World’s Times ranking for impact and achieving sustainable development goals, and 45th in the Arab world at the Green Metric Ranking For Green and Environmentally friendly universities, and is the first University in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf to obtain the ISO 21001:2018 certification for educational institutions management systems for two consecutive years.
At the local level, the University succeeded in passing the institutional review by the Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA), as the official report of the authority showed that the University met all the required standards and indicators. ASU also obtained the institutional accreditation from the Higher Education Council (HEC).
Professor Waheeb Al-Khaja, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Professor Ghassan Aouad, the President of the University, congratulated all the University’s academic and administrative staff members for this remarkable accomplishment. Prof. Waheeb highlighted that the fact that the University was able to maintain and even improve this high ranking both regionally and internationally cannot be a mere coincidence, but rather a testament and a result of all the hard work and commitment of all the university’s staff members to take ASU to an international level and make it a world-class university.
Prof. Ghassan congratulated Mr. Samir Nass, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Prof. Waheeb Al-Khaja, as well as all the members of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees on this achievement. He emphasized on the importance of sustaining the hard work that helped the University reach these new heights and make a huge progress in its internationalization efforts: “The objective has been and will always be to provide an exceptional educational experience to our students, and nurture a strong research and knowledge-producing culture”.
Moreover, the University President also thanked Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, the Minister of Education and members of the Higher Education Council and General Secretariat of the Higher Education Council for their tremendous efforts in raising the education standards in the Kingdom of Bahrain and supporting Bahraini universities.
Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Ahmed, Vice President for Administration, Finance and Community Engagement, represented ASU by attending the QS honouring celebrations on this occasion, which was held in Dubai, in the presence of Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama, the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities who handed over the certificates to the participating universities.