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ABOUT ADU

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Chancellor Greetings

blockquote1.pngEvery great city must have a great university & Abu Dhabi University is the great university of Abu Dhabi. Our mission is to produce global leaders who understand the challenges of our time & make positive contributions to national & global prosperity. Our mission is not limited to educating students but also to transforming UAE to a vibrant, prosperous & strong nation.blockquote2.png
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Brief History

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, by his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nayhan...

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Administration

Abu Dhabi University Administrative Departments carry out a range of support activities affecting students, faculty and staff...

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Accreditation

Abu Dhabi University is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, and all of its degree programs...

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Governance

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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Ruler's Representative in the Western Region,

President of Abu Dhabi University's Board of Regents.

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Facts & Figures

Over 5900 students,graph representing over 55 different nationalities

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Location and Campuses

locandcampus The University of Abu Dhabi is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

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Why ADU

  • 90% employability within a year of graduation
  • Safe and economically viable region
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Chancellor Greetings

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blockquote1.png Every great city must have a great university & Abu Dhabi University is the great university of Abu Dhabi. Our mission is to produce global leaders who understand the challenges of our time & make positive contributions to national & global prosperity. Our mission is not limited to educating students but also to transforming UAE to a vibrant, prosperous & strong nation. blockquote1.png

What has attracted more than 5900 bright students to invest the most exciting years of their lives at Abu Dhabi University? The reasons are as diverse as the students themselves.

For some, it is the attraction of a globally competitive and innovative education -- with 24 undergraduate and 10 postgraduate programs that open the gateway to remarkable careers worldwide.

For others, it is our exceptional reputation in the job market, which has seen a phenomenal employability rate surpassing 90%.

Yet there are others for whom the irresistible appeal lies in our colorful, vibrant student community -- with over 55 nationalities blending in the pulsating, fast-growing metropolis of Abu Dhabi that is full of possibilities.

It is hard to pinpoint which of Abu Dhabi University’s strengths is the biggest. But the beauty of it is that you don’t have to choose; because this is the university where you can pursue it all.

From world-class facilities and a decade of academic excellence that has seen us ranked among the world’s best institutions; to our international partnerships; to well recognized faculty members who inspire students to leave the ordinary behind and achieve the extraordinary...

Enjoy the journey of discovery ahead; because we believe that every single one of our students has the power to change the world in their own way.

Sincerely,
Nabil Ibrahim
Chancellor

Vision & Beyond

  • Vision

    Abu Dhabi University is recognized as a national university of choice for quality education, applied research that drives regional economic development, and enjoys international accreditation.

    Mission

    The mission of Abu Dhabi University is to offer highly rewarding career oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with the needs of United Arab Emirates and the region through excellence in teaching, student learning, faculty scholarship and engagement in community development.

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  • The community of Abu Dhabi University is student-centered, committed to faculty/staff development and prides itself in:

    • Collegiality
    • Inclusiveness while Respectful of Arab culture
    • Integrity
    • Equity
    • Innovation
    • Agility
    • Service above self
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  • Goal 1

    Create a student-centered learning environment conducive to intellectual and personal growth of students.

    Goal 2

    Meet the needs of our stakeholders and be a responsive contributor to our community.

    Goal 3

    Achieve academic excellence at every level.

    Goal 4

    Achieve operational excellence by creating a service oriented organization characterized by evidence-based assessment and continual improvement.

    Goal 5

    Instill a culture of valuing people and create an environment conducive to innovation and professional excellence of faculty and staff.

    Goal 6

    Reach a sustainable financial position with the ongoing capacity to invest in growth and the pursuit of excellence.

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Why ADU

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  • 90% employability within a year of graduation.
  • Safe and economically viable region.
  • Globally recognized and respected degree programs.
  • Study with students from over 56 nationalities.
  • Career-focused programs and a network of corporate partners and clients.
  • Small class sizes to promote greater individual support.
  • Student support, including social programs and airport transfers.
  • Easy Visa Process; we sponsor your visa.
  • A student-focused learning environment.
  • Customized English language foundation courses and preparatory courses to improve study and standardized test taking skills.
  • On-campus dormitories.
  • Scholarships available for academic excellence.
  • Competitive tuition and accommodation fees.
  • Convenient locations in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with transportation services.

Brief History

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, briefhistory by his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other distinguished citizens of the United Arab Emirates. After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to 1,000 students in its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Before enrolling students, Abu Dhabi University has taken all necessary procedures to secure accreditation for all its degree programs from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The founders of the university envisioned an institution that would be among the best in the United Arab Emirates, the Arabian Gulf region and throughout the world.

This is a great challenge for a new institution of higher learning, but one that can and will be attained in the years ahead. Abu Dhabi University's programs, encompassing a variety of different cultures and structures, mirror the past and present of our society and anticipate the emerging future needs of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education, as well as several professional diploma and postgraduate programs, utilizing the British system of postsecondary education. The official language of the university is English; however, the university offers degree and diploma programs both in English and Arabic.

Governance

Today's organizations are demanding authentic leaders who can generate trust, empower others, and find innovative solutions to today's business and management challenges. At ADU we have leaders who can show you the path of success in your career.

Board of Regents

Board of Regents

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Leadership

Leadership

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Information Technology

Our key challenge is a commitment to establish and maintain a constant harmony between the Academia and the Information Technology...

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Office of Student Recruitment & Admission

The Office of Student Recruitment & Admission at Abu Dhabi University is dedicated to...

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Marketing & Communication

The Marketing and Communication Department supports a range of marketing strategies aimed at promoting Abu Dhabi University..

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Student Engagement & Development Office (SEDO)

SEDO is responsible for engaging students in campus life and organizes a wide range...

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Career Development Department

Ensuring that students who graduate from Abu Dhabi University are well prepared to contribute to the economic development...

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Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar will provide services to Abu Dhabi University community, delivered with diligence and care.

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Alumni Affairs

Abu Dhabi University Alumni Affairs is responsible for developing and managing the interaction with around 3000 alumni, and will soon...

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Finance

Based on international, local and professional standards, Abu Dhabi University Financial Department is committed to provide...

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Business Support & Facilities

The mission of General Services Department is to provide a safe, clean, attractive, and comfortable physical environment for all users of Abu...

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Institutional Research and Strategy (IRS)

The Office of Institutional Research and Strategy (IRS) is dedicated to meeting the data...

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Library

The library and collections are designed to be as accessible as possible, incorporating the latest technology for immediate access to print and electronic materials...

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Office of Academic Integrity

As a part of the measures aimed at maintaining an environment characterized with Academic integrity (AI), ADU has revised its Academic Integrity Policy in 2009.

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ACCREDITATIOn

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Abu Dhabi University is licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all of its degree programs have received accreditation by the Ministry. The University is also accredited across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iran, and all its degree programs are recognized by the various Ministries of Education in these countries.

Facts and Figures

Faculty Numbers:

  • University College: 22
  • College of Business Administration: 42
  • College of Engineering: 48
  • College of Arts & Sciences: 26
  • Military College: 62

Campus Facts:

  • A diverse student body with over 5900 students from all over the world – representing over 55 different nationalities
  • Ground floor area: 13 800 square meters
  • First floor area: 13 800 square meters
  • Second floor area: 13 800 square meters
  • Third floor area: 1600 square meters
  • A total of 100 classrooms
  • 6 computer labs‎
  • 2 scientific labs‎
  • 8 specialized labs‎
  • 233 multi-purpose rooms‎
  • 6 elevators‎
  • 2 cafeterias
  • 2 student union rooms‎
  • 8 prayer rooms ‎
  • 2 waiting rooms‎
  • 1 Auditorium with a seating Capacity of 630
  • Food Court Area with 9 food outlets ‎(Farouj, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts , High Quality Restaurant,
    Dolce Coffee Shop, Subway, Nabras Restaurant, Yogurberry and Cinnamon City)
  • Large, modern, library with state of the art electronic resources, facilities with ample ‎reading and research area
  • Separate outdoor sports and recreational facilities including a gymnasium, two football pitches, one tennis court, one basketball and one volleyball court.
  • Landscaped Gardens

Phase 2 Developments

  • Housing for staff, faculty and students
  • School - Nursery to Grade 12‎
  • Multipurpose Hall ‎
  • Expansion of classrooms

Location and Campuses

The University of Abu Dhabi is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the largest city in the country and boasts some of the finest parks in the Middle East.

The city cultivates vibrant commercial and government sectors and is located on an expansive island just off the Abu Dhabi Emirate mainland.

Al Ain, the home city of the President, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is a beautiful oasis in the desert of the Emirate. Often referred to as the Garden City of the Emirates, Al Ain is renowned, both for its architecture and tree lined boulevards in the shadow of the surrounding mountains.

The explosive growth in commerce, industry, education, tourism, construction, international trade, agriculture and manufacturing in the United Arab Emirates plays itself out both in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. These two cities provide unparalleled opportunities for personal enrichment and professional development both for Nationals and Expatriates pursuing their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.

Abu Dhabi Campus

Abu Dhabi University opened a new world class Campus at Khalifa City, October 2006. The new Abu Dhabi University campus will exceed all expectations and includes a teaching hospital, a mosque, a graduate center and a sports field.

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AL AIN Campus

Since its opening in 2003, the Abu Dhabi University Al Ain campus has grown substantially- both in faculty and students. In October 2006, it was home to more than 60 faculty and staff and over 670 registered ‎students, representing more than 20 nationalities.

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About the Abu Dhabi Campus

Abu Dhabi University opened a new world class Campus at Khalifa City, October 2006. The new Abu Dhabi University campus will exceed all expectations and includes a teaching ‎hospital, a mosque, a graduate center and a sports field. A school with nursery, kindergarten and junior sections through Grade 12 will be built, which will eventually cater to 2000 students. Space has also been allocated for further development of facilities in order to ensure the University meets the needs of students in years to come. The campus will also comprise a car parking system providing for 1400 students with separate areas for the arrival ‎and departure of cars and buses, all of which will be divided into separate sections for male‎ and female students.

Location

The new campus is located in Khalifa City B, Abu Dhabi

New Campus Facts

Phase 1 Development

  • A diverse student body with over 4300 students from all over the
    world – representing over 55 different nationalities
  • Ground floor area: 13 800 square meters
  • First floor area: 13 800 square meters
  • Second floor area: 13 800 square meters
  • Third floor area: 1600 square meters
  • A total of 100 classrooms
  • 6 computer labs‎
  • 2 scientific labs
  • 8 specialized labs
  • 233 multi-purpose rooms‎
  • 6 elevators
  • 2 cafeterias
  • 2 student union rooms‎
  • 8 prayer rooms
  • 2 waiting rooms
  • 1 Auditorium with a seating Capacity of 630
  • Food Court Area with 9 food outlets (Farouj, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts,
    High Quality Restaurant, Dolce Coffee Shop, Subway, Nabras Restaurant,
    Yogurberry and Cinnamon City)
  • Large, modern, library with state of the art electronic resources, facilities with
    sample reading and research area
  • Separate outdoor sports and recreational facilities including a gymnasium,
    a football pitch, one tennis courts, one basketball and one volleyball courts.
  • Landscaped Gardens

Phase 2 Development

  • Housing for staff, faculty and students
  • School - Nursery to Grade 12‎
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Expansion of classrooms

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Al Ain Campus Back

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About the Al Ain Campus

Since its opening in 2003, the Abu Dhabi University Al Ain campus has grown substantially- both in faculty and ‎students. In October 2006, it was home to more than 60 faculty and staff and over 670 registered ‎students, representing more than 20 nationalities. The campus is housed in a modern building that ‎contains 28 classrooms, 7 labs and audiovisual rooms, and 6 rooms with top of the range video-‎conferencing capabilities. Students have several recreational facilities, including a full-fledged ‎library, cafeteria and outdoor courtyard.

The Al Ain campus holds community presentations several times a year on a range of topics, ‎ranging from Strategic Planning to New Technologies. The technology on-campus gives students ‎the opportunity to join classes taking place live at the Abu Dhabi campus through the advanced ‎video-conferencing equipment. Faculty are friendly and are keen on making the Student ‎Experience a great one, thus providing them with consultation and advice.‎

Students and staff are quite active in the Al Ain community and have held a variety of events over ‎the years- from Blood Drives open to the public to Summer Camps for Kids. The activities are ‎organized through a collective effort between faculty and students, and give the city's residents a ‎chance to join Abu Dhabi University in bettering the city, and nation overall.‎

Al Ain, "The Garden City" of the Emirates, is part of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Its high mountains and ‎abundant greenery has made Al Ain a tourist hub for UAE visitors and residents. Its calm ‎environment makes Al Ain a great getaway and a wholesome educational atmosphere.‎

The Campus is ideally located in the Maqam District of Al Ain, on Khalifa bin Zayed Road - ‎approximately 1 km after Tawam Hospital. There are ample parking spaces available for students, ‎faculty and visitors alike.

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Financial Aid

Abu Dhabi University recognizes the financial challenge students in good academic standing may face. The Sanabil Program offers two options to students in need of financial assistance. In each case the financial circumstances of candidates will undergo comprehensive assessment.

The Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid receives and reviews the financial aid applications submitted by the students. Based on the initial review by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, recommendations are made to the Committee of Financial Aid and Awards (CFAA) then to ADU Executive Board. The CFAA is chaired by the Provost with the following members: the Deans, Scholarship and Financial Aid Manger, Registrar and Finance Director. Final financial aid decisions are made by ADU Executive Board.

Ongoing Financial Aid Maintenance Requirements:

  • A minimum cumulative CGPA of 2.5.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

This program is available to both first year and continuing students:

Sanabil - Hasad Program:

This program involves sponsorship either by an individual or a corporation, terms of sponsorship are governed by agreement with donor. Details of this program are explained in the Sponsorship Policy.

Sanabil - Qutoof Program:

In this program, the level of financial need is determined after a comprehensive assessment of the candidate’s eligibility. Financial support may range from 10 percent to 50 percent of the value of tuition fees.

Initial Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program At ADU.
  • Demonstrable evidence of financial need as supported in application documents, submissions 45 and upon further investigation.
  • Evidence of a minimum grade of 70 percent on finishing examinations from secondary education for first year students and a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 2.5 for the continuing students.
  • Only one member of a family may receive Sanabil during any given period.
  • Meeting the English language proficiency requirements as defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations shall apply to financial aid:

  • Students who appeal the committee’s decision have one month after the results are announced to file an appeal.
  • In the case where a student qualifies for more than one discount, scholarship or financial aid benefit, the student shall avail of the benefit with the highest value.
  • Financial aid is available only to students who are enrolled as full-time students At ADU, Enrolled on a continuous basis.
  • Financial Aid will be applicable to the English Language Institute courses.
  • Financial aid will not cover any repeated courses.
  • Any student who is found guilty of a student code of conduct violation or an academic integrity offense will forfeit financial aid for the semester following the offense.
  • Any withdrawal from classes during a given semester without prior approval from the Scholarship and Student Aid Department may result in a financial aid cancelation.
  • Benefits outlined herein shall be granted according to the time period indicated by the study plan.
  • Financial Aid will not cover the winter & summer terms.
  • In the case where minimum required cumulative GPAs are not met and the student risks losing financial benefits, the student shall be entitled to a one-semester probationary period.
  • In case where a student does not enroll or register in the university the student will not receive the financial aid and the students’ needs to reapply.
  • The awarding of Sanabil is dependent upon the availability of funds; therefore, due to limitations, it is possible that not all qualifying candidates will receive financial aid.
  • Students need to re-apply for financial aid on a yearly basis.
  • Dedicate 20 hours per semester, not including the summer term, an approved form of community service on campus.

ADU AFFILIATIONS

LOCAL AND REGIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Etisalat

Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council

Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Envirozone LLC

AL-MAKTOUM INSTITUTE

Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Etihad Airways

Emirates Foundation

ADNOC

CISCO

SEHA

Securities and Commodities Authority

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

Ministry of Interior

AL KHAWARIZMI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

ADIB

ALWATAN

AccuVis Bio

Tawteen

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid

Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA)

Institute of Applied Technology

ADS Securities

Zakat Fund

Emirates College of Technology

INTERNATIONAL AFFLIATIONS

ENPC MBA PARIS

HEC Paris

Purdue University

Bloomsburg University

Medical College of Georgia

University of Aberdeen

Dar Al-Hekma College

Howard University

The American University of Iraq

Shandong University

Universidade De Lisboa

Nord Anglia Education Plc

Microsoft

Nottingham Trent University

University of Victoria

Pearson Education

Edexcel

NILU

Seoul National University

TU Berlin

Prospects

Babson

University of Victoria

Shandong University of Technology

UCF

TUM

Prifysgol Bangor University

Savannah State University

Bijing International Studies University

INCEIF

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Events

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Annual Research Conference Apr 23, 2014 to Apr 24, 2014
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Scratch Apr 24, 2014 to May 01, 2014
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Step Up Shabab May 22, 2014

Reach us

Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Toll Free Number

800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students

+971 2 5015555 (Call Center)

Email: admissions@adu.ac.ae