Welcome to the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.
As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #385 globally.
UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.
Vision, Mission, Values & Goals
"Leadership and excellence in higher education and scientific research at the regional and international levels."
"Make a positive contribution to the advancement of United Arab Emirates by preparing graduates for future leadership, providing quality education that meets international standards, developing research solutions in areas strategic to the nation, and collaborating effectively with other organizations to promote knowledge in the society."
Although the Vision and Mission of the University may change over time, we are guided by a set of core principles and values:
- Respect Values, Heritage and Cultural Diversity: We respect the deep-rooted values and the rich heritage of UAE and seek to sustain them. We also respect diversity in cultures and opinions.
- Integrity and Transparency: We adhere to the highest ethical principles and pledge to work with integrity and transparency in order to achieve justice and promote institutional trust, credibility and accountability.
- Spirit of Teamwork: We support one another at work through cooperation and teamwork, and value the rewarding and creative environment that this produces.
- Leadership and Life-long Learning: We foster and support innovation, initiative, excellence and striving for international best practice; we value a focus on student success, life-long learning and sharing of knowledge.
- Effectiveness in Decision-making: We are committed to basing our decisions and plans on evidence and analysis, and adopting efficient systems and procedures.
- Effective Communication: We are committed to effective communication, through a variety of communication methods, with all our stakeholders (staff, students, partners, vendors, and the local and international communities).
- Prepare graduates to be pioneers and leaders in their areas of specialization.
- Develop scientific research capacity and innovation in areas of regional and national importance.
- Achieve academic excellence in accordance with academic accreditation and institutional accreditation standards.
- Promote the University’s role in the transfer of knowledge and skills to serve the society.
- Ensure that administrative services are provided with a high standard of quality, efficiency and transparency.
WHY CHOOSE UAEU?
At UAEU we focus on the quality of the learning experience for each student. UAEU’s “excellence agenda” involves every aspect of the university. Here you will find the finest faculty in the nation, the most advanced technology in the region and the most modern and attractive campus facilities to be found anywhere. Our unrelenting focus on excellence ensures that your degree is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, and that you will leave the university fully equipped for professional and personal success.
2. International Recognition
Based upon our international reputation, the employability of our graduates, and our research productivity, UAEU continues to rank among the best of the world’s universities. QS, a London-based international ranking of the world’s leading universities, rates UAEU as number one in the nation and number 385 in the world. QS also includes UAEU on its list of the top 50 world universities that have been founded within the past 50 years.
3. Employability of our Graduates
Since our programs have been designed in partnership with employers, our graduates are highly sought after by both private and government entities. Our academic programs include not just classroom theory, but also practical internships and research experiences. Our graduates consistently find that their hands-on experience provides them both with the practical skills that employers value and with the connections and relationships that are an important part of the career-building process.
4. A Supportive Learning Environment
UAEU is committed to providing the support to ensure that every student can be successful. Our support services include counseling, healthcare, IT support, disability support, career services, financial aid, international student services, alumni services, a student success center and a student council. Regardless of the obstacles that you encounter along the way, there is always a mentor, a counselor, or an advisor nearby to help. Each student is provided with an individual academic advisor to assist with the critical decisions and choices that you face along the road to academic and career success.
5. A Vibrant Living Environment
Our goal is not only to give students an excellent degree qualification but also to ensure that you have fun along the way. Our students come from more than 50 countries, so you will interact with and learn from people of diverse cultural backgrounds. The university offers a wealth of extra-curricular activities and life-enhancing experiences to enrich your university experience, and with more than 50 Clubs and Societies at UAEU, there is no shortage of opportunities to have fun outside of lectures and to make friends. UAEU’s campus is a real community with multiple cafés and restaurants, retail and banking facilities, bright, modern campus residences, and exceptional athletic and recreational facilities.
6. A Magnificent New Campus
The new UAEU campus features the most modern architecture, zones for specialized research centers, cutting edge IT network infrastructure, classrooms and labs that feature the latest equipment and instructional technology to enhance student learning. There is also an expansive library offering vast physical and electronic resources, two world class health clubs equipped with latest fitness equipment, two Olympic sized swimming pools, as well as tennis, basketball, and badminton courts.
7. Cutting-Edge Research
The UAEU is the nation’s premier research university. We not only transmit knowledge to our students, but through our colleges and research centers we help to create new knowledge, work on developing new treatments for cancer, produce new technology for addressing the world’s energy needs and develop new techniques for increasing the global food supply. Each year our historians and archaeologists help to discover and assess historical artifacts concerning the accomplishments and culture of the people from this part of the world. As a UAEU student, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with internationally known research faculty on these exciting projects.
8. Community Outreach
As the UAE’s national university, UAEU recognizes the responsibility of the university and our graduates to contribute to the wellbeing of the broader community. We encourage our students and staff to give back to the community through civic engagement, public service, and research. The university helps students connect with volunteer and community service organizations in the student’s particular area of interest.
No university in the nation provides as many academic choices as UAEU. The university offers 52 Bachelor’s degree programs, 37 Master’s programs, a Doctor of Medicine (MD), a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), a Ph.D program, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) across a broad range of disciplines, including business, economics, education, engineering, food and agriculture, humanities, the social sciences, IT, law, medicine and health sciences, and the natural sciences. Many of our degree programs are unique to UAEU, and many of them are offered in unique combinations. Whatever your interests, talents, and goals, UAEU has a program to match.
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