Welcome to the third globally ranked university for international faculty and ninth for international students.
Welcoming you to Abu Dhabi University (ADU),
I look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an institution that is rated in the top ten internationally (QS World University Rankings) for student and faculty diversity and for seven consecutive years has been rated among the world’s top universities. Given our diversity, no matter which country you are from, you will be at home with us and have the opportunity to make new friends from diverse backgrounds for life.
We are a comprehensive University offering cutting edge programs in engineering and applied sciences; business, finance and economics; the built environment, including architecture; health sciences; law; and arts and sciences. Committed to offering internationally respected education, we are accredited by the UAE’s Commission of Academic Accreditation and by the US based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (the State of California’s accrediting body). In business we are among the world’s one percent of business schools that enjoy both the AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. Most of our engineering programs hold ABET accreditation and our program in architecture is unique in the UAE in holding the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation. Although we have demanding standards, by graduating with us, your degree will be respected across the world and open doors to postgraduate education and competitive employment. It’s not surprising therefore that our alumni are found in influential positions within and beyond the region. As an alumnus of Abu Dhabi University you will join our community which will support you throughout your career development with lifelong learning opportunities.
However, life at ADU isn’t all about work and no play. As a student, you will play a part in University governance and learn from participating in clubs, societies and sporting activities. We have among the best sporting facilities among UAE universities, including an international standard cricket pitch, a FIFA standard football pitch, an outdoor running track, tennis courts and other facilities. Our students do us proud in inter-university sporting and other competitions; in academic, research and innovation competitions; in debating, volunteering and entrepreneurship. We invest in an outstanding student experience and our graduates leave us not only with outstanding academic education, but also with transferable work-skills to excel in the competitive job market.
Thank you for considering Abu Dhabi University and good luck with your application.
Professor Waqar Ahmad FAcSS PhD BA
Chancellor, Abu Dhabi University
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Most of our engineering programs hold ABET accreditation and our program in architecture is unique in the UAE in holding the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation.
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“You have to be passionate to succeed in this very competitive and diverse sector.”
Dr. Huettig is an aeronautical engineer by profession and spent almost 40 years working in various sectors of the aviation industry before joining ADU in October 2016. He worked with Airbus Industrie in France, was Managing Director of the Flight Simulation Training Center for Airbus aircraft, and professor and head of the Air Transportation Department at the Technical University of Berlin, where he also obtained his Ph.D. In addition, he was a licensed Airbus pilot with over 4000 flight hours. Before joining ADU, he worked as project director and consultant for German government aviation-related projects in developing countries.
“The aviation industry is still a growing sector and an important contributor to the economy - the aviation sector in the UAE makes up almost 15% of the GDP. My drive is to instill in future aviation professionals a thorough understanding of what is important in the industry, as well as the complex role of the numerous stakeholders and how all these roles integrate within this dynamic industry.
My passion for the industry in which I have worked my entire life is something I strive to pass on to my students. And you have to be passionate to succeed in this very competitive and diverse sector.”
Dr. Gerhard Huettig
MBA in Aviation Management
“I was selected by the National Media Council as a member of the Youth Media Council.”
"Abu Dhabi University was the only university in Abu Dhabi offering a Mass Communication degree and that, combined with its international accreditations, made it the obvious choice. I love the multi-culturalism of the environment. There is so much diversity within both the faculty and student body and this really adds something special to the environment.
Along with my studies, I enhanced my experience with a range of extra-curricular activities. I worked as a student prefect helping Admissions settle in new students. I made videos for social media and supervised media projects from inception to implementation in collaboration with the University’s Marketing department.
All this extra effort paid off when I was selected by the National Media Council to be one of 12 members of the Youth Media Council 2018-2020 – out of a pool of 153 candidates. This is truly a great honour and I thank ADU for leading me to this moment.”
Shehabaddin Ali Al Seri from Yemen
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (Arabic)
“ADU gives you a true return on your investment.”
"To be honest, I didn’t really know much about ADU until a friend asked me to attend an Open Day with her. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful that it just felt like the right fit for me from the start. I also took into account the national and international accreditations and the cost of the program too. Compared to some other universities, I believe ADU gives you a true return on your investment – the cost doesn’t break the bank and you actually get a lot more than what you pay for in my opinion.
I loved the professors and have stayed in touch with many of them. The faculty are so diverse – not just ethnically but also in terms of their professional and educational backgrounds. This diversity has a really positive effect on the quality of the teaching and learning experience."