Abu Dhabi University

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Abu Dhabi University
جامعة أبوظبي
Abu Dhabi University logo.svg
Motto Today we create tomorrow's success
Type Private
Established 2003
Chairman Ali Al Dhaheri
Chancellor Nabil Ibrahim[1][2]
Vice-Chancellor Terry Motiuk
Academic staff
145[3]
Students 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students[4][5]
Location Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Campus Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain
Website http://www.adu.ac.ae
Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University is a university in the United Arab Emirates with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.[6] 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, the Persian Gulf region and throughout the world.[7] The largest private university in the United Arab Emirates,[8] it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.[9]

Accreditation[edit]

The university ensured that all degree programs would be accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research before any students enrolled.[7] The College of Business Administration received AACSB accreditation in 2015. 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, "for upholding the highest international academic standards of higher education institutions worldwide in teaching, scientific research and community service and for its commitment to three core values: student learning and success outcomes, quality and improvement, and institutional integrity, sustainability and accountability."[10][11]

Colleges and programs[edit]

Abu Dhabi University provides both undergraduate and postgraduate study programs, and consists of three colleges along with an English Language Institute. It currently has 6,000 students from 62 countries.[12][13]

Its three colleges are:[14]

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Culture and Heritage Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Persian Language
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Law (In Arabic)

The College of Business Administration (COBA)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The university also operates the International Center for Business Resilience.[15]

Abu Dhabi University has affiliations with the following institutions: ENPC MBA Paris, Al Maktoum Institute, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, University of Westminster, University of London, and Thunderbird School of Global Management,.[16]

Abu Dhabi Campus[edit]

Abu Dhabi University

In October 2006, a new campus opened in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. It includes a teaching hospital, prayer rooms, a graduate center and a sports field. There are plans to build a K-12 school with a nursery that will cater to 2,000 students. [17] The construction plan was divided into three phases.[17] In 2016 the university began construction work to expand its facilities, with the addition of 30 labs furnished with the latest scientific equipment. Scheduled to open in August 2016, this 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.[18]

International ranking[edit]

The QS World Universities ranked Abu Dhabi University as the 701st best university in the world (and 29th in the Arab region).[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abu Dhabi University recognized amongst the world's top 550 universities". Al Bawaba Business. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rankings not whole picture, say leading UAE universities". The National. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Abu Dhabi University seeking US accreditation to raise standards". The National. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Abu Dhabi University inaugurates new Dh16 million dorm". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Abu Dhabi University recognized amongst the world's top 550 universities". Al Bawaba Business. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  7. ^ a b ADU in Profile Archived December 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
  8. ^ "Abu Dhabi University seeking US accreditation to raise standards". The National. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Abu Dhabi University recognized amongst the world's top 550 universities". Al Bawaba Business. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "UAE and Abu Dhabi Universities receive the WASC certificate". United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Staff reporter. "Abu Dhabi University gets int'l accreditation". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Abu Dhabi University". Ed Arabia. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Abu Dhabi University inaugurates new Dh16 million dorm". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Colleges". Abu Dhabi University. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Abu Dhabi University unveils International Center for Business Resilience". SME Advisor. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  16. ^ Stensgaard, Anne-Birte. "Abu Dhabi University and Thunderbird School of Management in Arizona sign MoU". AMEInfo.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  17. ^ a b Campus Tour Archived December 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
  18. ^ Staff reporter. "Abu Dhabi University launches expansion plan". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Abu Dhabi University". Top Uinversities. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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