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Interim Chancellor Greetings

Ever since its inception in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has dedicated its mission to the intellectual development of individuals who will graduate to be leaders making a positive contribution to national and global betterment and prosperity. This mission, however, is not limited to educating students but is extended to the University’s proactive participation in the national development process that will transform the UAE into a knowledge-based economy.
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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...

Administration

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

Accreditation

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

Governance

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Ruler's Representative in the Western Region,

President of Abu Dhabi University's Board of Regents.

Facts and Figures

Over 5900 students,graph representing over 55 different nationalities

Location and Campuses

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

Why ADU

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

Interim Chancellor Greetings

Thank you for your interest in Abu Dhabi University.

Ever since its inception in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has dedicated its mission to the intellectual development of individuals who will graduate to be leaders making a positive contribution to national and global betterment and prosperity. This mission, however, is not limited to educating students but is extended to the University’s proactive participation in the national development process that will transform the UAE into a knowledge-based economy.

Although a young institution, our student enrollment has already reached 7000 in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, our alumni have reached over 9000 and in the last 3 consecutive years the employment rate of Abu Dhabi University graduates has averaged an impressive 90%.

You will be joining an institution recognized internationally for the quality and relevance of its education and research.  This is evident in our standing in the top 2.8 % of world universities; and the top 150 universities globally, under 50 years of age (QS World University Rankings 2018). Diversity of cultures and talents underpins the success of the world’s top universities as well as the most successful cities. The QS rankings show us to be among the world’s elite Universities for the diversity of our faculty (top 3) and students (top 9). With most of the world’s nations represented among our students and staff, you will meet and learn, and form friendships, with talent from across the world. The quality of our programs is also evident in the accreditations we hold. Colleges of Business and Engineering have achieved the prestigious AACSB, EQUIS and ABET international accreditations. All of the University’s programs are internationally accredited by the Western Commission of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Given our standing, as a student you can rest assured that your Abu Dhabi University degree will be respected by employers and higher education institutions internationally.

Abu Dhabi University’s success stems from clarity of vision and values. We regard students and faculty as a community of scholars, together pursuing knowledge, supported by great professional staff and excellent estate and facilities. We continue to invest in our facilities; this year alone, we have added a new building to expand our laboratory provision for engineering and science; completed an extension to the student dormitories; and updated our facilities. From September, we are opening our Dubai Campus, in an iconic building in the Dubai Knowledge Park.

Students and faculty make a university what it is. My job is to harness this collective talent to enhance further the University’s reputation and to contribute to the economy and society in and beyond the United Arab Emirates. Above all, I want to ensure that your time at Abu Dhabi University is a memorable one, not only for helping you achieve your full academic potential, and giving you the skills and qualifications for productive careers, but also for supporting your personal growth as a rounded and productive citizen.

I look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi University.  

Sincerely,
Professor Waqar Ahmad FAcSS PhD BA
Interim Chancellor, Abu Dhabi University

 

Brief 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. 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.

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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 Effectiveness (IRE)

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) 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

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 and Turkey, and all its degree programs are recognized by the various Ministries of Education in these countries.

In addition, the College of Business has earned international academic accreditation from the prestigious "Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business –AACSB” the global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate abund postgraduate programs.

The College of Business  was awarded the international accreditation for its commitment in achieving standards that require a high quality teaching environment, active engagement with the industry and innovative programs, which elevates the College into the niche rank of the “Top Business Schools”, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of the world’s business programs.

The College of Engineering also received international accreditation from the world-renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET for three of its engineering programs: the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

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.

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Board of Regents

Board of Regents

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Leadership

Board of Regents

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Facts and Figures

Enrollment, Fall 2016

  • Undergraduate: 5,119 (80%)
  • Postgraduate: 1,272 (20%)
  • Total: 6,391

Locations, Fall 2016

  • Khalifa City Campus, Abu Dhabi: 3,944 (62%)
  • Al Ain City Campus: 1,147 (18%)
  • Military: 1,300 (20%)

Student Diversity, Fall 2016

  • Emirati : 48%
  • GCC Nationals : 5%
  • International : 46%

Number of Nationalities, Fall 2016

  • Total Nationalities: 70
  • Top 5 Nationalities: UAE, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt

Degrees Awarded, up till Fall 2016 (cumulative since 2006-07)

  • Undergraduate : 6,625
  • Postgraduate : 4,889
  • Total: 11,514

Alumni Diversity, up till Fall 2016 (cumulative since 2006-07)

  • Emirati : 44%
  • GCC Nationals : 26%
  • International : 30%

Six Year First Time, Full Time Undergraduate Graduation Rate:

  • Fall 2010 to Fall 2016: 72%

Fall to Fall First-Time, Full-Time Undergraduate Retention Rate:

  • Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 : 82%

Locations:

  • Khalifa City Campus, Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain City Campus

Founded:

  • 2003

Accreditation, Certifications and Awards:

  • WASC - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (US).  The international accreditation for the whole university
  • CAA – Commission for Academic Accreditation under the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Five programs have been accredited: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
  • AACSB -  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  • EQUIS - Awarded to all programs in the College of Business , EQUIS accreditation, created by the European Foundation for Management Development -EFMD, represents the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certification
  • SKEA – Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award Winner in 2010 – Silver Category
  • "Best Supporting University for Entrepreneurship" in Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders

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. ADU campus offers the students an unrivaled learning environment. Harvard-style lecture rooms equipped with the latest educational technology to ensure that lectures are interactive while stimulating team discussions and sharing of experience. Wireless internet connection and computer labs throughout the campus complex provide students with convenient access to the latest technology and the internet.

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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. The campus is housed in a modern building that contains libraries, a Learning Support Center, modern classrooms, seven computer labs, fully equipped audio/visual rooms, especially designed graduate program classrooms, students’ lounges, recreational facilities, a cafeteria, and an outdoor courtyard. Our students have all the key facilities at their disposal ...


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Dubai Campus

After building a reputation for excellence in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain over the past decade and a half, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is delighted to launch its brand new, state-of-the art campus in the world-renowned Dubai Knowledge Park.Technology driven, internationally benchmarked and set to deliver a dynamic, vibrant and professional learning experience, ADU Dubai campus provides internationally recognized and accredited postgraduate programs in law, business administration, information technology and engineering.

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Why ADU

  • 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.

ADU Affiliations

LOCAL AND REGIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Securities and Commodities Authority

AL KHAWARIZMI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

ALWATAN

Institute of Applied Technology

Emirates College of Technology

INTERNATIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Purdue University

Bloomsburg University

Universidade De Lisboa

Nottingham Trent University

NILU

Seoul National University

Shandong University of Technology

Prifysgol Bangor University

Savannah State University

Bijing International Studies University

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Saxo Bank

Shenyang University

Piemonte Orientale

Indira

Villanova

Root College

Indian Institute

Washington State University

Indian Institute of Tech. Guwahati

The Chartered Institute of Public Fin

Berkshire Training Services

Hotzone Solutions

ADX and Abu Dhabi University

Yemen Embasy

Optimus

Strata Manufacturing

HH.Fatima Bint Mubarak

Ankabut

Events

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3rd ICOM Nov 19, 2017 to Nov 20, 2017
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The Science Festival Nov 09, 2017 to Nov 29, 2017
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Career Fair Nov 07, 2017 to Nov 08, 2017
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Flag Day Nov 03, 2017 to Nov 03, 2017

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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)

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