MEA UAE Business Awards 2017

MEAMARKETS / UAE BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 87 , The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the very first university in the country and is also one of the most comprehensive academic institutions in the region. We profile this innovative education provider to find out more. Middle Eastern University of the Year 2017 Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. UAEU currently enrols approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of internationally 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. Since its establishment, UAEU has embarked on a deliberate path to achieve excellence that is externally verified and meets international standards. Thus, a wide range of academic programs have attained recognition from international professional accreditors such as AACSB and ABET. The university has international institutional accreditation from WASC, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges which is one of six academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities and colleges in the United States. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, a full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE. Its research intensive profile and its strong focus on innovation make it the ideal partner for collaborations with industry and business. UAEU’s academic programs have been developed with market needs in mind, 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. The university is internationally recognized by QS, a London- based international ranking of the world’s leading universities and rates UAEU in the top 500 in the world. QS also includes UAEU on its list of the top 60 world universities that have been founded within the past 50 years. In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry such as Mubadala 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 among the top research universities in the GCC and the Arab World, and among the top 25% globally. Over the past two decades, the UAE has seen changes in higher education that are nothing short of revolutionary. As a higher education institution, UAEU is not operating in isolation. In 1992, there were only two in the country, UAEU and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). Since then the number of universities in the country that are licensed by the federal government has grown to 79. Higher education in the UAE is becoming a complex, competitive and crowded market. The UAEU distinguishes itself through research intensive direction and its close connection to the aspirations of both the nation and individual Emirates. The university’s vision and mission reflect this connection. The most recent example of the close link between UAEU and the development of the country is seen in the establishment of science and innovation park which will enable the linking of key university research centers and laboratories with industry and government. The university is planning to expand its role in research by collaborating with industries and institutions internationally. Company: United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) Contact: Mohamed Madi Email: [email protected] Address: College of Business & Economics, Al-Ain, PO Box 17555, UAE Phone: 00971 3 7136504