|08 April, 2019

Abu Dhabi University engages with prospective students from across North Africa at Worldview Education Fair

The event aimed to bring together prospective students from the region

Abu Dhabi University engages with prospective students from across North Africa at Worldview Education Fair

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) showcased its impressive portfolio of more than 44 academic programs across its bachelor’s, diploma, master’s and PhD levels at a series of events as part of the Worldview Education Fair, which took place in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. The event aimed to bring together prospective students from the region, with representatives from leading institutions across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia uniting under one roof to explore career options for learning abroad.

Organized by Worldview Events, the education fair events were attended by parents and high school students from top secondary schools, in addition to counselors, government officials from the education sector, education and development researchers, entrepreneurs, and education fund representatives.

Abu Dhabi University was among leading universities representing their countries and showcasing their academic offerings. Notably, ADU was the only higher education institution from the UAE and the Middle East.

Mr. Nabil Abuloula, Post Graduate Student Recruitment Officer, commented, “We were honored to take part in the education tour and to showcase the UAE as one of the region’s leading education destinations. Our mission is to extend our reach to all prospective students in the region who are seeking to explore education opportunities and international careers.”

During the fair, ADU presented the academic programs offered across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, and Al Dhafra Center. Representatives from ADU guided prospective students on entrance requirements, the admissions process, and grade point average (GPA) prerequisites set for their programs of interest.

Abuloula added, “With an eye towards driving innovation and creating unparalleled academic experiences for students, ADU fosters an innovative, culturally-diverse, and supportive environment that helps students accrue the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the region’s competitive job market. There is a growing interest among international students to study in the UAE, which was evident from the significant interest we received at the event.”

Over 95% of visitors cited interest in ADU’s academic offerings, with the majority showing special interest in studying Business and Engineering programs at the University’s Dubai campus, following the roll-out of its undergraduate programs.

ADU is set to introduce six new bachelor’s programs in the science and art streams at its Dubai campus during the next academic semester. Programs will include Mass Communications, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Administration, Architecture, Interior Design, and Information Technology.

Worldview Education Fair is an event dedicated to helping institutions recruit prospective international students from North Africa. It provides targeted solutions for the education sector in Africa.

About Abu Dhabi University (ADU)

Abu Dhabi University is a private, multi-campus University committed to meeting the education, skills and knowledge needs in the United Arab Emirates and neighboring countries through qualifications and standards that are respected across the world.

Although young, the University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, student experience, research and corporate education. We are regularly featured in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings as among the best higher education institutions in the region. We hold prestigious international accreditations for the institution as a whole, for particular fields of provision and for specific programs. We were the first private higher education institution in the UAE and the GCC region to earn international accreditation from the Californian Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business holds international accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation. In addition, its College of Engineering has earned accreditation from the world-renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). It houses the only architecture program to hold accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

According to the QS World Universities Rankings, ADU ranks in the top 701-750 universities worldwide, the top 150 leading institutions under 50 years, the top 27 universities in the Arab World, and the top 6 in the UAE. Being rated 3rd globally for international faculty and 10th for international students, we consider diversity to be among our key strengths.

Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has over 7,500 students from over 80 nationalities across its four campuses and sponsored programs. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and the University College, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs across arts, law, education, business and management, engineering and sciences, including to Etihad pilots, trainees and personnel of the UAE military. Alongside the well-established campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, we have launched a new campus in Dubai Knowledge Park and recently opened a teaching facility in the Al Dhafra Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. In addition, a brand-new state-of-the-art campus is planned to open in Al Ain in September 2019.

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