ABU DHABI, 13th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi University, ADU, announced on Thursday its plans to open a new campus in Dubai offering Master’s Degree programmes in law, business and engineering.
The announcement was made during ADU’s participation in Gulf Education and Training Exhibition, GETEX, the leading student recruitment event currently underway in Dubai.
The university’s expansion drive is aligned with its strategy adopted since its inception in 2003 to promote academic excellence and continuous growth. It is based on intensive studies that identified the current and future requirements of the labour market as well as the growing demand for high-quality higher education and postgraduate programmes in important disciplines such as business administration, engineering, law, literature and science.
Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University’s Executive Board, said, " The opening of our new campus in Dubai articulates the vision of the UAE's wise leadership to galvanise efforts towards building a knowledge-based economy and foster a culture of innovation that ensures sustainable economic growth for future generations. It also follows the blueprint laid by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and President of Abu Dhabi University's Board of Regents, to make ADU a national academic institution that contributes to preparing qualified graduates who actively participate in shaping the future of our nation.''
Bin Harmal added, "Achieving excellence and retaining the country's top position in global competitiveness indicators necessitate delivering world-class higher education. Being ranked among the top 750 academic institutions worldwide as per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings, our multi-discipline academic programmes ensure that 90 percent of our graduates secure a job opportunity within one year of their graduation. In attracting thousands of participants, GETEX serves as the ideal platform to announce the opening of our new campus in Dubai."
"It is also a perfect opportunity for us to renew our shared commitment to preparing a new generation of qualified future leaders who will ensure optimal utilisation of our capabilities and resources through offering advanced higher education programmes for our student community, he noted.
"Our new campus in Dubai will be a valuable addition to the local and regional academic landscape building on ADU’s continued commitment to academic excellence, scientific research and qualitative partnerships with international academic institutions," Bin Harmal added