Abu Dhabi University is an internationally recognized university for quality education and applied research that drives economic and social development in the region and beyond.
The mission of Abu Dhabi University is to produce highly qualified career-oriented graduates in alignment with regional and global needs through excellence in teaching, student learning, faculty scholarship and engagement in community development.
ADU instills and inspires a culture of excellence and commits to high quality teaching, learning, research and services.
ADU upholds the highest standards of honesty and ethics in its academic and managerial decision-making and conduct.
ADU nurtures a learning and working environment that is collaborative, culturally inclusive and respectful of local culture.
ADU embraces and promotes fairness among all members of the University.
ADU encourages and empowers a spirit of creativity and agility among students, faculty and staff.
Goal 1: Create a student-centered learning environment conducive to intellectual and professional student growth
1.1 Achieve excellence in teaching, learning and academic mentorship
1.2 Enhance co-curricular activities and enrich student life
1.3 Ensure student employability and work readiness
Goal 2: Meet the needs of our stakeholders and be a responsive contributor to our community
2.1 Offer career-oriented programs that respond to regional stakeholder needs
2.2 Expand accessibility of academic offerings
2.3 Promote ADU's Emiratization strategy
Goal 3: Achieve academic excellence at every level
3.1 Gain institutional and program accreditation from world-class accrediting bodies
3.2 Increase international and regional university ranking
3.3 Promote research excellence and faculty scholarship
3.4 Enhance international collaboration at the program level
Goal 4: Deliver operational excellence across the institution
4.1 Optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness
4.2 Maintain reliable and effective online systems
4.3 Achieve high stakeholder satisfaction
Goal 5: Support a collegial and innovative work environment
5.1 Attract, develop, engage and retain highly qualified faculty and staff
5.2 Promote institutional culture and shared values
5.3 Establish effective channels of communication
Goal 6: Maintain a sustainable financial position with the ongoing capacity to invest in growth and pursuit of excellence
6.1 Sustain a disciplined and stable financial model
6.2 Increase revenue and core business profitability