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Basis of Authority
The United Arab Emirates University was established by the President of the UAE,
His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan (may his soul rest in peace), by
virtue of Federal Law 4 of the year 1976. UAEU is a research-based institution
providing research solutions to support the UAE and, through its global partners,
the wider world.
UAE University Council
The UAE University Council is the governing body responsible for the management of the academic and
administrative affairs of the University.
Faculties and Departments
UAEU has nine faculities through which academic staff conduct their teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate
levels while pursuing research and scholarly investigations. The University General Requirements Unit (UGRU)
offers a preparation program to ensure that students are adequately prepared for university study.
UAEU Faculties provide comprehensive opportunities for study and careers to more than 12,300 students
offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University offers 71 Bachelor’s
degrees, 23 Master’s degrees in 9 Faculties, and the UAE’s first national university PhD program offering 3
Doctorate degrees with 70 students in six Faculties.
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