Accreditations and Rankings

ADA University is a rapidly growing institution of higher education dedicated to excellence in education and research. Since its establishment in 2006, the University relentlessly strove to improve the quality of the academic offerings and services provided to students, faculty, and the society as a whole.

National accreditation, global university rankings, and international certifications testify to the University’s pursuit of excellence. Having been re-accredited by the national accrediting agency (TKTA) in 2023/24 with the highest possible score, ADA University is currently among the top 200 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education “Quality Education” Rankings and the first institution to be certified as an Anthology Center of Excellence in Digital Teaching and Learning.

ADA University considers these achievements as an invitation to continue its pursuit of implementing academic goals. To underline this commitment, the University recently started the strategic initiative of becoming accredited by the internationally recognized agency QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education).

National Institutional Accreditation

ADA University is accredited by the Accreditation Council of the Ministry of Science and Education.

During the process of institutional reaccreditation in 2023, ADA University received the highest possible score (“uyğundur” / “appropriate”). Institutional reaccreditation was conducted based on the decision No KQ-05, which was approved by the Board of the Ministry of Science and Education on September 30, 2022. The reaccreditation process covered seven major criteria, namely strategic development, quality assurance, training and education, scientific research, management system, infrastructure, and internationalization.

The accreditation status was granted for 5 years.

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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ADA University School of Business BBA and MBA programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.


Quality Assurance Agency

ADA University has recently started the process of institutional accreditation with QAA.

ADA University has recently passed the second stage of the QAA accreditation process (Scoping Stage) and needs to successfully complete two further stages to be granted institutional accreditation status by QAA. Seeking accreditation with QAA allows ADA University to maintain its hybrid identity – remaining true to its origins as a proud part of Azerbaijan and its rapid development, while simultaneously continuing to grow and excel as an internationally competitive and recognized institution of higher education.


THE Impact Rankings 2023

ADA University has been ranked in the recently published THE (Times Higher Education) Impact Rankings 2023.

The THE Impact Rankings assess compliance with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Out of more than 1,300 institutions worldwide, ADA was ranked among the top 200 universities in the SDG 4 Ranking (“Quality Education”).

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Anthology Center of Excellence

Anthology certified ADA University as the first Center of Excellence.

In November 2022, ADA University has become the first institution of higher education worldwide to be certified as an Anthology Center of Excellence in Digital Teaching and Learning. This certification confirms the University as a regional partner of Anthology and a leader in the digital transformation of teaching and learning, disseminating best practices to other institutions of higher education across and beyond Azerbaijan.