Abu Dhabi University

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Abu Dhabi University
جامعة أبوظبي
Abu Dhabi University logo.svg
MottoToday we create tomorrow's success
TypePrivate
Established2003
ChairmanAli Bin Harmal
Academic staff
145[1]
Students8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students[2][3]
Location,
CampusAbu Dhabi, Al-Ain, Dubai
Websitewww.adu.ac.ae
Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University is a university in the United Arab Emirates with campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.[4] It was established in 2003, after three years of planning by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other citizens of the United Arab Emirates. According to the University, its founders "envisioned an institution that would be among the best in the UAE and throughout the world.[5] The largest private university in the United Arab Emirates,[6] it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.[7] Its founder and current Chairman is Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri[8].

Accreditation[edit]

The College of Business Administration received AACSB accreditation in 2015 and EQUIS in 2017 [9]. Some College of Engineering programs received accreditation from ABET in 2015. In 2016 the university gained accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the United States.[10][11]The Bachelor of Architecture course at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) earned the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accreditation in 2018.[12] Abu Dhabi University is a partner with CIMA who has been accredited through the CIMA Global Learning scheme.[13]

Colleges and programs[edit]

Abu Dhabi University provides both undergraduate and postgraduate study programs, and consists of four colleges along with an English Language Institute. It currently has 8,000 students from 70 countries.[14]

Campuses[edit]

Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi Campus

Scheduled to open in August 2016, an expansion will also feature 12 classrooms, 110 faculty and staff offices, meeting rooms, and multi-purpose rooms that are all fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.[15]

Al Ain Campus

Opened in 2003 as one of the oldest campuses of the university. In 2017, a new campus in Al Ain was scheduled to open by September 2019 at a $81M cost. The new expansions will feature 70 classrooms and 137 offices, providing capacity for more than 2500 students.[16]

Dubai Campus

Abu Dhabi University opened a new campus in Dubai located in Dubai Knowledge Park in 2017.[17]

International ranking[edit]

The QS World Universities ranked Abu Dhabi University one of the best 750 best universities in the world (and 6th in the United Arab Emirates) in 2018.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abu Dhabi University adds five new international scholars to its growing team of 145 faculty members Archived November 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, News Archive, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
  2. ^ "Abu Dhabi University seeking US accreditation to raise standards". The National. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Abu Dhabi University inaugurates new Dh16 million dorm". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Abu Dhabi University recognized amongst the world's top 550 universities". Al Bawaba Business. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  5. ^ ADU in Profile Archived December 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
  6. ^ "Abu Dhabi University seeking US accreditation to raise standards". The National. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Abu Dhabi University recognized amongst the world's top 550 universities". Al Bawaba Business. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  8. ^ Wam (2017-04-14). "Abu Dhabi University to open new campus in Dubai". Emirates24|7. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  9. ^ "Abu Dhabi University's College of Business Administration the 1st and only to be awarded EQUIS international accreditation in ME". Al Bawaba. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  10. ^ "UAE and Abu Dhabi Universities receive the WASC certificate". United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  11. ^ Staff reporter. "Abu Dhabi University gets int'l accreditation". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  12. ^ Report, Staff (2018-07-08). "Abu Dhabi University architecture programme earns top accreditation". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  13. ^ "CIMA - Abu Dhabi University (ADU)". www.cimaglobal.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  14. ^ "Abu Dhabi University inaugurates new Dh16 million dorm". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  15. ^ Staff reporter. "Abu Dhabi University launches expansion plan". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Work starts on new $81m Al Ain university campus". ArabianBusiness.com. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  17. ^ https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/education/abu-dhabi-university-opens-dubai-campus-1.2104211
  18. ^ "Abu Dhabi University". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2018-10-01.

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