United Arab Emirates University

Introduction

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

Vision

"Leadership and excellence in higher education and scientific research at the regional and international levels."

Mission

"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."

Values

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).

Goals

  • 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?

1. Excellence

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.

9. Choice

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Arabic

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Programs

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MSc

MSc in Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 2  - 4  years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai) + 2 more

The Department of Psychology & counseling offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. The need for qualified clinicians and mental health professionals to serve the community necessitated the establishment of this program. [+]

The Department of Psychology & counseling offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. The need for qualified clinicians and mental health professionals to serve the community necessitated the establishment of this program. The Master of Science program is designed to provide proper training for Masters level psychologists to work in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, schools, public agencies, and private practice. It also provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced doctoral studies. The program focuses on the field of clinical psychology. The curriculum is structured to enable students pursue a plan of study to assure increased professional competence and breadth of knowledge in the field of clinical psychology. This program requires 39 semester hours of study, including two practicum courses (600 clock hours) of supervised practicum experience in an approved mental health or rehabilitation setting. Program Objectives 1. To provide students with advanced knowledge of current developments in clinical psychology. 2. To train students on the application of clinical knowledge to solve psychological problems. 3. To train students to act independently in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level. 4. To enable students to communicate clinical issues and conclusions clearly to all parties involved. 5. To provide students with knowledge that enables them to conduct clinical research under minimal supervision. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate clinical knowledge that is culturally sound and relevant to professional and ethical practices in the field of... [-]

MSc in Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai)

The Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Master of Science Program at UAE University is the first of its kind in the region. [+]

The Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Master of Science Program at UAE University is the first of its kind in the region. It is designed to provide you with the theoretical background and practical skills to start or advance your career in remote sensing and GIS. Our curriculum has been specifically developed to suit students from diverse academic backgrounds and professional occupations. No prior remote sensing or GIS experience is required to excel in the program. (Total credit hours is 30 for theses and 34 for no-theses). For more details on this program, click here. Program Objectives Discuss the theoretical background and practical skills for a career in Remote Sensing or GIS. Identify the recent advances in Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS relating that with scientific research and its role in the society. Apply analytical and spatial thinking skills needed for successful use of remote sensing and GIS in solving spatial problems. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Discuss the theoretical principles of remote sensing and GIS and their role in modeling and solving environmental, urban and social issues. Recognize advanced analysis and interpretation skills needed in remote sensing and GIS. Apply practical remote sensing and GIS procedures for assessing and solving environmental, urban, geologic and societal problems. Communicate remote sensing and GIS related ideas and results both orally and in writing. Develop remote sensing and GIS project management, team work and leadership skills. Produce scientific research related to the applications... [-]

Master

Master of Governance and Public Policy

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai)

The Master of Governance and Public Policy (MGPP) degree aims to impart knowledge, skills, and analytic capability about the rational application of methods, practical tools and techniques in public governance including the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in the dynamic and complex era of globalization. [+]

The Master of Governance and Public Policy (MGPP) degree aims to impart knowledge, skills, and analytic capability about the rational application of methods, practical tools and techniques in public governance including the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in the dynamic and complex era of globalization. The Program combines relevant contemporary theories, professional skills, practical knowledge, high level research skills and critical thinking to approach the questions of governance and policy management in the new millennium. The MGPP equips students with cutting-edge skills to undertake open, accountable, responsive, and inclusive leadership to address the administrative, ethical, financial, organizational, and political challenges in delivering superior governmental services and making effectual decisions. Program Objectives To prepare professionals and public policy leaders to discuss, analyze, and evaluate public policies. To appreciate the complex and cross-sectorial nature of public policy, public policy challenges, and public policy solutions. To implement skills necessary to address important criteria of transparency, accountability, responsive, effectiveness, efficiency, and inclusive in all policy processes. To develop leadership skills necessary to lead national and local institutions and perform administrative, financial, organizational, and political activities. To exercise ethical and moral standards in public policy processes and leadership behaviors. To equip students with various analytical tools to effectively diagnose and proffer solutions to complex public policy issues. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Comprehend selected theories and methods in public governance, policy analysis, market-government relations, macro and micro economics, public budgeting, leadership, and research in... [-]

Master of Social Work

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai) + 1 more

Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. [+]

Master of Social Work MSW Vision: Social Workers are leaders dedicated to strengthening families, organizations, communities and society through the social development of human potential. Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the job force as specialized practitioners, accepting leadership roles within the areas of health/mental health, criminal justice, applied research, policy analysis, community education, schools and in the planning and provision of social services in other areas. The Master of Social Work consists of 30 credit hours of specialized course-work and practicum for students with a Bachelor degree in Social Work (BSW). The MSW program also welcomes students with a bachelor degree in disciplines other than social work. However, for these students, the program of study will consist of foundation courses (30 credit hours) in year 1 and specialization courses (30 credit hours) in year 2 for a total of 60 credits hours. Program Objectives 1. Practice in accordance with social work values and ethics that acknowledge the history and laws of UAE society. 2. Practice in a culturally competent manner that promotes quality of life and well-being, human rights and social and economic justice, with diverse Arab, Muslim and expatriate populations of the UAE and GCC. 3. Use, produce and apply research knowledge to enhance their skills for practice with the diverse Arab/Muslim families, children, individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies of the UAE and GCC. Program Learning Outcomes... [-]