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eflecting on the thirty-fifth year of the service provided to the Nation by the United
Arab Emirates University (UAEU), it is with pride that the university acknowledges the
accomplishments in this year of ongoing growth and development of the UAEU, the
nation’s first and oldest National University.
This was the year that the UAEU started to reap the generous fruits of the transformation
plan of the past three years, becoming a research institute of excellence of both national and
international significance. The explosion of industrial and institutional research initiatives, the
founding of new research centers, the filing of many patents for innovations, the millions of
dirhams in funded grants, and the flow of scholarly articles confirm that the UAEU is meeting
the challenges set in this plan.
As a result of our success, the world rankings of the UAEU have continued to climb, to 338
in the QS World University Rankings. The UAEU was also recognized as being in the top 50
of the universities established in the past 50 years worldwide. As a National institution, all
of the UAEU’s degree programs are accredited. In addition, international recognition was
received by the Colleges of Information Technology, and Business & Economics.
The responsibility of developing the nation’s human capital and of developing new
knowledge lies squarely on the shoulders of the university. To assure that the human
resources available to the continued prosperity and future growth of the Nation are
nurtured and fully developed is at the very heart of the university’s role in society. The
university is proud to have 173 Emirati National faculty, representing just over 24% of all
faculty, and over 42% of staff positions being Emirati Nationals.
UAEU Annual Report
Jan 21, 2013