|22 April, 2019

Completion of 25% of Abu Dhabi University's new Al Ain Campus

Inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance

Completion of 25% of Abu Dhabi University's new Al Ain Campus

State-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality standards

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the completion of 25% of its AED300 million new campus in Al Ain with no incidents and injuries due to strict compliance with health and safety procedures. The campus is expected to welcome students next year.

With facilities occupying over 28,000 square meters during the first phase, the new campus will include more than 70 lecture halls and laboratories, with 137 offices for staff and faculty, and state-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality standards.

The new building in Al Ain’s Asharej district will also include a moot courtroom and a wide variety of facilities such as a gymnasium, aerobics studio, games room and cafeteria. The final additions will consist of a library with a unique reading area, book area, discussion rooms, and an office for the Student Council.

Anwar Ali, Project Manager for Abu Dhabi University, commented, “Development of Abu Dhabi's new Al Ain campus is going according to schedule with completion of about 25% of the project reaching over 300,000 hours of foundation work”.

Ali added, “Over 250 laborers are working on the development of the new campus daily, applying the highest health and safety standards and latest safety regulations of the Civil Defense for 2018. The building also meets One-Pearl Estidama requirements for design and operation sustainability.The campus will accommodate 2,500 students during its first phase with a total capacity of 5,000 students. It will provide a holistic learning environment, whilst maintaining separate learning spaces for male and female students. “

The new Al Ain campus is architecturally inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance. The Ghaf tree is a symbol of tolerance, strength, prosperity and stability.

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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