Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, honored its faculty members and staff for their outstanding performance and achievements with a special dinner.

The annual gathering, organized by ADU administration, drew the participation of His Excellency Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, Dr Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Salem Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, deans of colleges, heads of departments, and more than 500 faculty members.

During the event, His Excellency Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri presented an overview of ADU’s achievements in the academic year 2017-2018. He highlighted the opening of the Dubai campus and Al Dhafra academic center, as well as the start of the construction of the new Al Ain campus.

His Excellency Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri said: “Owing to tireless efforts of its faculty and staff, ADU has witnessed a steady increase in student enrollment since its inception. Upon its launch, the University registered 852 students across seven undergraduate programs – a sharp contrast to the more than 7,500 students from 70 different nationalities who are pursuing their degrees today across 44 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs offered at our three campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai.”

“ADU ranks third in the International Faculty Index and tenth in the International Student Index in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) World University Rankings 2019. Furthermore, it has entered QS Top 150 under 50 – a ranking of the world’s best universities under the age of 50. These achievements have consolidated ADU’s status as a world-class university.”

He added: “As a premier national educational institution, ADU is fully committed to supporting the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and our wise leadership. Therefore, we are keen to provide a holistic educational environment to hone the creative talent, critical thinking abilities, and leadership skills of the nation’s youth, and enable them to become global leaders. I believe nothing has the power to improve people’s lives as quality education. Moreover, it is vital to the growth of our nation and its transition to a knowledge-based economy.”

 

Source: APCO Worldwide

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