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Abu Dhabi University (also referred to as ‘ADU’) is a private, multi-campus, comprehensive institution of higher learning focused on professional programs to meet the workforce needs of the region. Based in the United Arab Emirates, ADU has a prominent presence in the country, with four  campus locations . The home campus is located in the country’s capital of Abu Dhabi, and the branch campuses are located in the oasis city of Al Ain and in the vibrant city of Dubai. Additionally, the university has an Educational Complex  in Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra Center which was opened in 2018 in direct response to the strategic needs of the UAE relating to higher education in the Al Dhafra Region. Through this new facility, ADU demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education across the UAE.

Abu Dhabi University’s vision is to be the leading university in the MENA region, providing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to become leaders of tomorrow, and engaging in research and innovation that make a difference to society. 

At Abu Dhabi University, students are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to prepare graduates for dynamic careers through transformative world-class education, enriched by innovative and flexible programs, international accreditations, applied research, and impactful industry and community engagement.

 The university is comprised of five colleges:  College of Arts and Sciences ,  College of Business ,  College of Engineering ,  College of Law   and the  College of Health Sciences , which delivers the general education requirements for all our undergraduate programs.

ADU is licensed and accredited by the  UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation  – Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and attained ISO 9001:2008 certification in January 2010, and the  Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award  in 2011. For its support and patronage of entrepreneurship, ADU was also awarded the “Best Supporting University for Entrepreneurship” in the UAE and the Arab World in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Awards for Young Business Leaders. The University also attained  ABET accreditation   for six of its engineering programs since July 2014, and  AACSB accreditation  in March 2015 and more recently,  EQUIS accreditation  for all programs in the College of Business Administration. At a program level, the College of Engineering’s Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The College of Health Sciences has earned accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

 In March 2016, the University also attained international institutional accreditation from the  Western Association of Schools and Colleges  Senior College and University Commission, a US-based accrediting agency, thereby making all its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees internationally recognized, and advancing it to the ranks of prestigious peers accredited by WSCUC such as Cal Tech, UCLA and Stanford University.

 ADU is a gender-segregated institution for students studying undergraduate degrees but is coeducational in graduate degree programs. Students of all nationalities are welcome at ADU, with over 80 different nationalities currently represented. The University workforce is similarly diverse with over 550 faculty and staff. Overall, the University currently serves nearly 7,600 students, in 23 bachelors programs, and 9 postgraduate programs which include several concentrations (one post-graduate diploma, seven masters and one doctorate).

The university alumni has reached almost  23,000 graduates. We continuously strive to ensure our programs are aligned with the market requirements as well as the forecasted manpower needs. Furthermore, we take pride in the fact that we offer an American curriculum driven by best international practices. Therefore, our students are competitively prepared to face the global work environment.




About

Abu Dhabi University (also referred to as ‘ADU’) is a private, multi-campus, comprehensive institution of higher learning focused on professional programs to meet the workforce needs of the region. Based in the United Arab Emirates, ADU has a prominent presence in the country, with four  campus locations . The home campus is located in the country’s capital of Abu Dhabi, and the branch campuses are located in the oasis city of Al Ain and in the vibrant city of Dubai. Additionally, the university has an Educational Complex  in Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra Center which was opened in 2018 in direct response to the strategic needs of the UAE relating to higher education in the Al Dhafra Region. Through this new facility, ADU demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education across the UAE.

Abu Dhabi University’s vision is to be the leading university in the MENA region, providing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to become leaders of tomorrow, and engaging in research and innovation that make a difference to society. 

At Abu Dhabi University, students are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to prepare graduates for dynamic careers through transformative world-class education, enriched by innovative and flexible programs, international accreditations, applied research, and impactful industry and community engagement.

 The university is comprised of five colleges:  College of Arts and Sciences ,  College of Business ,  College of Engineering ,  College of Law   and the  College of Health Sciences , which delivers the general education requirements for all our undergraduate programs.

ADU is licensed and accredited by the  UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation  – Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and attained ISO 9001:2008 certification in January 2010, and the  Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award  in 2011. For its support and patronage of entrepreneurship, ADU was also awarded the “Best Supporting University for Entrepreneurship” in the UAE and the Arab World in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Awards for Young Business Leaders. The University also attained  ABET accreditation   for six of its engineering programs since July 2014, and  AACSB accreditation  in March 2015 and more recently,  EQUIS accreditation  for all programs in the College of Business Administration. At a program level, the College of Engineering’s Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The College of Health Sciences has earned accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

 In March 2016, the University also attained international institutional accreditation from the  Western Association of Schools and Colleges  Senior College and University Commission, a US-based accrediting agency, thereby making all its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees internationally recognized, and advancing it to the ranks of prestigious peers accredited by WSCUC such as Cal Tech, UCLA and Stanford University.

 ADU is a gender-segregated institution for students studying undergraduate degrees but is coeducational in graduate degree programs. Students of all nationalities are welcome at ADU, with over 80 different nationalities currently represented. The University workforce is similarly diverse with over 550 faculty and staff. Overall, the University currently serves nearly 7,600 students, in 23 bachelors programs, and 9 postgraduate programs which include several concentrations (one post-graduate diploma, seven masters and one doctorate).

The university alumni has reached almost  23,000 graduates. We continuously strive to ensure our programs are aligned with the market requirements as well as the forecasted manpower needs. Furthermore, we take pride in the fact that we offer an American curriculum driven by best international practices. Therefore, our students are competitively prepared to face the global work environment.




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