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Ajman University

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United Arab Emirates


Ajman University (AU) has been at the forefront of U.A.E. education since being founded as the first private university in the Gulf region 30 years ago. With the recent addition of a College of Medicine, the landmark institution now encompasses 9 colleges offering 23 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. AU’s programs are accredited by the UAE’s Ministry of Education. Additionally, AU is pursuing international accreditation for specific programs as well as the University at large. 

AU’s rich mix of international faculty and students – from 35 and 72 diverse nationalities, respectively – are the cornerstones of AU’s environment of innovation, excellence and social responsibility. AU aims to be internationally recognized as one of the leading universities in the Arab world. 

At Ajman University, being socially responsible is part of the collective DNA.  Students here show great passion for their studies and deep compassion toward society. They have many opportunities to share what they’ve learned in classrooms with the community at large. Each semester, volunteer groups visit places like Nepal and Zanzibar to provide their services – from health care to language instruction. Locally, more than 500 dental patients are served each day at AU’s free dental clinic on campus. And, with the recent addition of a mobile dental unit, dentistry services will soon be available to those who lack transportation.

Since opening in 1988, AU has graduated more than 36,000 students who hail from 84 nations. Working in a variety of professions – from dentistry to information technology; pharmacy to law; mass communication to business administration – AU alumni now comprise 14 alumni chapters around the globe. 

Our mission statement is: Ajman University (AU) is a multicultural academic institution that offers a broad range of high quality and relevant academic programs. The University strives to fulfill the needs of students, alumni, employers, and society through quality education, scholarship and community engagement. AU develops well-rounded graduates who are professionally competent, socially responsible, innovative and active contributors to sustainable development of the UAE and beyond.

Our vision statement is: Ajman University aims to be internationally recognized as one of the leading universities in the Arab world for its cutting-edge learning environment, impactful research, responsible outreach and community engagement.

And our core Values are: 

Excellence: All AU activities are conducted according to the highest international standards.

Integrity: AU adheres to the principles of honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, transparency and accountability.

Inclusiveness: AU embraces shared governance, inspires tolerance, and promotes diversity.

Social Responsibility: AU promotes community engagement, environmental sustainability, and global citizenship. It also promotes awareness of, and support for, the needs and challenges of the local and global communities.

Innovation: AU supports creative activities that approach challenges and issues from multiple perspectives in order to find solutions and advance knowledge.

Whether you are a prospective faculty, student or partner, I am confident you will be impressed with the inspiring intellectual environment AU offers.

We welcome you to Ajman University – where the future happens now!

The official hashtag of AU is:  #ajmanuniversity  

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University Highlights

Total students - 6,471


International students - 5,043


Total faculty staff - 324


Total students - 6,471


International students - 5,043


Total faculty staff - 324

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