ADU third globally on international faculty indicator

University attracting highly qualified faculty from leading universities in the world

Abu Dhabi University has more than 7,500 students who are pursuing 44 bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programmes across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has scored third place globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) World University Rankings 2019 on the international faculty indicator.

Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Daheri, chairman of ADU’s board of directors, said: “Today’s achievement is a stepping stone in ADU’s academic success story. These accomplishments reflect the vision of our wise leadership represented by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as well as Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates for the UAE’s institutions to lead global competitiveness indicators in all fields.”

He added: “Our efforts also align with the ambition of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and president of ADU’s board of regents, to establish the university as a pioneering higher education institution that sets new standards of excellence in quality teaching, cutting-edge scientific research and community service. The university spares no effort in attracting highly qualified world-renowned faculty from leading universities and research centres across the globe, providing a multi-cultural distinctive educational environment within the premises of ADU.”

Bin Harmal also said ADU has attracted students of 70 nationalities from around the world.

Dr Waqar Ahmad, chancellor of ADU, said: “ADU is continuing its development and progress in developing its strategies to enrol students from across the world, creating the ideal destination for students from Northern America, Asia, and Africa. Every year, the university designates an amount from its annual budget to create state-of-the-art infrastructure along with activities of international standards.”

Dr Ahmad: “Since inception, ADU has witnessed a steady increase in student enrolment. Upon its launch, the university registered 852 students across seven undergraduate programmes — a sharp contrast to the more than 7,500 students who are pursuing their degrees today in 44 bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programmes offered across its three campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.”


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