Construction works worth Dh 37.75 million have begun to enhance Abu Dhabi University's facilities with the addition of 30 labs furnished with the latest cutting-edge scientific tools distributed over various academic specialisations. Scheduled to be unveiled in August 2016, this new upgrade to campus facilities will also feature 12 classrooms, 110 faculty and staff offices, meeting rooms, and multi-purpose rooms that are all fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University's Executive Board, stressed that this new upgrade translates the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of Abu Dhabi University's Board of Regents. "This new investment in our Abu Dhabi campus represents a leap in the University's journey towards international academic accreditation and will help strengthen ADU's stature of academic excellence and leadership in the UAE and the region, as well as benefit more than 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in our programmes", added Bin Harmal.
Bin Harmal went on to explain that once completed, the new educational facilities spread over an area of 9,200 m2 will complement Abu Dhabi University's mission of receiving international academic accreditation for all its undergraduate and postgraduate programs from world-renowned accreditation bodies. "We're always keen on offering our students an internationally benchmarked education, as evident by ADU's recent achievements of receiving accreditation for three of its Engineering programs from the world-renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, as well as, international accreditation for all its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Business Administration from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business –AACSB. This boosted our Business Administration College into the ranks of ‘Top Business Schools' as only 5% of the world's business programmes have earned this prestigious international accreditation. Similarly, these new facilities have been designed according to the best international standards that will ensure our graduates are fully capable of taking on the challenges of the international labour market as well as meet the needs of the policy agenda of Abu Dhabi's Government and its Economic vision 2030", said Bin Harmal.
Abu Dhabi University also welcomes the new academic year 2015 -2016 with new faculty members who hail from prestigious universities and research centres across Australia, Greece, Canada and others, boosting the University's academic cadre to 292 faculty members in various specialties.