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Accreditation and Ranking

Institutional Accreditation


Private Universities Council of Kuwait (PUC)

The èƵ has the Institutional accreditation from the Private Universities Council of Kuwait (PUC).


QAA Global Accreditation

The èƵ has successfully obtained global accreditation having completed the International Quality Review (IQR) by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Based in UK, QAA is a world-leading quality agency with unmatched experience of providing impartial regulatory and collaborative quality assurance and enhancement.

IQR is a rigorous process, which benchmarks global higher education institutions against international quality assurance standards set out in Part 1 of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).





Programmatic Accreditation


èƵ has achieved international accreditations for its academic programs.


AACSB Accreditation

The èƵ’s College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the world’s largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and it has been awarded to less than 6 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs.



ABET Accreditation

The èƵ’s Bachelor’s degree programs in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.



The èƵ’s Bachelor’s degree program in Telecommunications and Networking Technology (TNT) has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, which is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.



èƵ continues its plans and preparations towards receiving the ABET accreditation for the remaining offered majors at the College of Engineering and Technology.




Ranking


èƵ is ranked as the Top university in Kuwait by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).


QS World University Rankings 2024

èƵ is ranked the first university in Kuwait for the third year in a row and in #671-680 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2024.



QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

èƵ is ranked first in Kuwait in two broad subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Engineering and Technology and Social Sciences and Management.

Social Sciences and Management has been ranked 322 globally, 10th in the Arab World, and 7th in GCC.

Engineering and Technology has been ranked 371 globally, 18th in the Arab World, and 11th in the GCC.



QS Arab Region University Rankings 2024

èƵ is ranked the first university in Kuwait and #25 in the Arab Region in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2024.

These regional rankings reveal the strength of higher education across the Arab region and are an important benchmark for Universities in the Arab World.



Times Higher Education Arab University Rankings 2023

èƵ is ranked by Times Higher Education (THE) as the first university in Kuwait and 21 in the region in THE Arab University Rankings 2023.

These regional rankings reveal the strength of higher education across the Arab region and are an important benchmark for Universities in the Arab World.



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