Message from the Vice Chancellor
The United Arab Emirates University has always been committed to providing its students with the finest education and a supportive learning environment. Additionally, the university recognizes that our students must be well-prepared to be valuable members of a rapidly changing society where it desires responsible and participative citizens. In light of these demands, the university must be continuously improving academically and administratively. Therefore, the university has begun making major changes that directly impact and involve every aspect of the university so that we are in a position to attain the standards of prominent, world-class universities that will allow our students to excel and be successful for their future.
Recognizing that students are a key stakeholder of the university we seek their active participation in decision-making at the university, so, as a learning institution, the university can know how students? university experiences can be enhanced to better prepare them for their future. Moreover, to help them achieve success during their university years and beyond, the university is making significant changes as we continuously evaluate our teaching and learning processes.
For example, The University General Requirements Unit (UGRU) is now using the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) that more comprehensively assesses students English language preparation before pursuing their selected major course of studies. Additionally, colleges, such as Humanities and Social Science , a college with the largest student enrollment at the university, are redefining course goals and objectives, revising course content, and evaluating contemporary teaching and learning methodologies for implementation in the immediate future. All our colleges goals are to produce students who are well prepared with critical and innovative thinking, the necessary knowledge, technical skills and in-service training for a competitive labor market.
To complement these efforts for attaining world-class standards, the university is also improving the quality of its student and administrative services. In the past several months, the university has created a foundation that supports the transformation of the work culture to be customer-focused through teamwork, innovation, receptiveness, and efficiency. Beginning with a major reorganization the university has revised, and continues to re-evaluate, its by-laws, policies, and procedures so the workforce is responsive and effective to its stakeholders.
The many recent, and future, endeavors of the UAE University help us retain our position as a pioneer of higher education in the UAE, while maintaining societal values and long withstanding principles to meet governments and societies expectations.