The College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) is a unique national asset.
It is a beacon of distinctive learning that shares valuable knowledge regarding plant/animal
health and production with youth aspiring to be future leaders/experts in these disciplines.
The college is indeed more focused on Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine than ever
before to ensure food security, safety, and sustainability.
The college welcomes new undergraduates (Bachelors) and graduates (Masters and Ph.D.)
to our diverse professional programs in Agriculture, Food Science, and Veterinary
Medicine. Our research farms and laboratories are an integral part of our social and
societal responsibility and a key to our interaction with the industry and national
In the 2020s era, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought food security to the national
forefront. UAE’s aspiration to be #1 in the Global Food Security Index by 2050 is
serious. CAVM will play a decisive role in fulfilling these aspirations by producing
graduates in key areas that will support the goal while engaging in R&D that will
facilitate the advancement of this goal.
At a time when food security, safety, and nutritional value of food are of paramount
importance, the College plays vital roles in three key areas: Agriculture, Food Science,
and Veterinary Medicine. We aspire to be national and regional leaders in these areas
and have dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality education and research, which
benefits the nation and all our constituents. The CAVM Business Plan 2021-2023 is
a roadmap to this progression.
We endeavor to engage young people and intend to develop local Emirati expertise.
We aim to produce a new generation of leaders with the vision to further advance these
key areas as the United Arab Emirates marches into a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship,
Our students are the most important pillar of this College. They are our hope and
inspiration for the future. Moreover, they are the reason why we, the faculty, staff,
and administrators, come every day with excitement and enthusiasm to ensure that they
acquire the best knowledge and skills in food, agriculture, and veterinary medicine.
We will continue to strive towards making learning challenging, curiosity-driven,
result-oriented, and fun. We aim to graduate students who will have an eye on tomorrow’s
global food security problems and will lead the nation and the world in finding sustainable
The future of the college lies in research. We envision interdisciplinary research
laboratories of excellence that align with national needs. In promoting these centers,
we will draw expertise from various colleges at the UAEU, collaborate with national
institutions and organizations, and engage with leading universities from around the
world. These laboratories will serve as a national think-tank fulfilling our aspiration
to be regional and global leaders in select disciplines.
I see the coming years 2021-2023 as an exciting period for the college. We are embracing
change outlined in our Business Plan, and seek to position ourselves as a regional
leader in key disciplines vital to the Middle East and beyond for strengthening nutritious
The College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine welcomes you to partner with us in
your educational journey and in developing solutions important to the industry and
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Muhsen Salem Alyafei
Acting Dean, College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine