The Chemistry Department of the College of Science at the United Arab Emirates University has earned re-accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK for another five years. The department first received this academic certification in 2011.
Prof. Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, stressed that this accreditation comes with the support of the UAE leadership for all institutions of higher education in general, and the United Arab Emirates University in particular. The flagship university strives to achieve excellence in higher education and scientific research on the regional and global levels. The University seeks to meet global standards in order to receive international academic accreditations which allow it to maintain its position among the best universities in the world. It is a confirmation of its ongoing quest to provide the best educational programs for its students. This accreditation is a proud addition to the achievements of the University, which has plans to double its efforts to continue to provide the society with graduates who are leaders and pioneers in their fields.
Dr. Ahmed Murad, Dean of the College of Science, congratulated the Chemistry Department, explaining that it is another indicator of the high quality of the academic programs offered by the University, and he said: "The Chemistry Department has sought to continually develop its programs in order to ensure their conformity with the international academic programs, and occupy a prestigious academic position among the world-class departments that offer distinguished chemistry programs. This accreditation comes in line with the vision of the university to obtain international academic accreditations in accordance with the international standards, and to promote the university's status as a leading national institution".
This accreditation comes as a result of the commitment of the College’s programs to the scientific and global standards adopted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the most prestigious societies of chemistry in the world. The accreditation confirms that the programs offered by the Chemistry Department meet the global academic standards that the Society uses in accrediting programs within the UK.
It is worth mentioning that the Chemistry Department was the first department to have received such accreditation in the Arab countries when it initially received it in 2011. In addition, the department also received accreditation from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) in 2007.
The Chemistry Department was established in 1976, and it launched its Master’s program in 2012, its PhD program in 2010 and it has 22 faculty members. It also provides a number of courses that serve students in the colleges of the University, such as Engineering and Science, and it aims to provide national and international students with the opportunity to study chemistry.