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We are ADU

We are a private, multi-campus university committed to providing an engaging learning environment, quality education and qualifications that are respected world-wide.

We are one of the 2.8 % top universities in the world.
Abu Dhabi University is the largest private university in the UAE and is committed to becoming the institution of choice for students across all Emirates and more widely in the region.

With four Colleges offering over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Al Dhafra Region, and multiple affiliations with globally renowned institutions, a UAE-wide, truly international quality education is guaranteed for all of our students.

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Abu Dhabi University is committed to becoming the best institution of its kind in the region. We are a private, multi-campus University committed to meeting the education, skills and knowledge needs in the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring countries through qualifications and standards that are respected across the world.

Although young, the University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, student experience, research and corporate education. We are regularly featured in the QS rankings as among the best higher education institutions in the region. We hold prestigious international accreditations for the institution as a whole, for particular fields of provision, and for specific programs.


Being rated by QS as 3rd globally for international faculty and 10th for international students, we consider diversity to be among our key strengths. Alongside the well-established campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, we have launched a new campus in Dubai Knowledge Park and recently launched a teaching facility in the Al Dhafra region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate.


Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has over 7,500 students across its campuses and corporate programs. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and the University College, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs across arts, law, education, business and management, engineering and sciences, including to trainees and personnel of the UAE military.

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accreditation

University accreditation is a quality assurance process under which programs are evaluated by an external body. If required standards are met accredited status is granted. A qualification from an accredited university gives you a competitive advantage in the job market. Abu Dhabi University’s extensive accreditation credentials demonstrate robust quality standards at both a national and international level, guaranteeing you a qualification that is recognized globally.

Abu Dhabi University is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, our College of Business is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited, only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation.

At a program level, our College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned ABET for many of its engineering programs, and the Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • our
    history

    The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, by his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other distinguished citizens of the United Arab Emirates.
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    At ADU, our statistics speak for themselves.
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  • year of zayed
    initiatives

    Check out our initiatives that celeberate the achievements of UAE under the reign of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
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    vision 2022

    Check out our strategic plan, find out more about our vision, mission, values, and goals.
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