ABU DHABI, 10th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Bachelor of Architecture programme at Abu Dhabi University, ADU, has earned the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, accreditation, the highest accolade for architecture programmes. The Bachelor of Architecture is the first and only programme in the country to earn the RIBA accreditation.
In line with its commitment to contributing to the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy, ADU launched the Bachelor of Architecture programme in 2010 to shape the next generation of world-class architects that can design state-of-the-art buildings.
Speaking on the achievement, Dr. Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, said, "Since its inception, ADU has achieved several prestigious accolades that have positioned the university as a pioneering knowledge hub. ADU works relentlessly to develop its facilities, academic programmes, and extracurricular activities to help achieve the government’s economic diversification objectives. Graduates of the university proceed to make their mark in the fields of technology, business administration, literature, science, and social sciences."
As part of its mission to provide an academic portfolio that addresses the requirements of the labour market, the university offers the programme across its three campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai.
"Amid the UAE’s rapid urban development, equipping students with theoretical and practical architectural knowledge acquires special importance. The RIBA accreditation aligns with ADU’s dedication to providing locally and internationally recognised programmes, and reinforces its status as a leading academic institution locally and internationally," he added.