University College


About the College

Welcome to the website for the UAEU’s University College! Here you will find information about the University College , that play a major role in meeting the educational needs of our students to meet the evolving demands of the local job market and educational goals. We encourage that all Units of the University College work together as a team to support students in attaining the essential capabilities of UAEU graduates:

(1) Arabic language proficiency
(2) English language proficiency
(3) Numerical literacy
(4) Critical Thinking and independent scholarly enquiry, and skills and values transferable to employment.

Dean's Message


I would like to welcome you all to University College at the United Arab Emirates University.

The mission of University College is to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their faculty-based programs of study at UAEU.


Student Support


Lectures and Seminars

Student Testimonials

“I never thought that I'd enjoy university life as much as I'm enjoying it here at UAEU. It's simply the best place to get an education, interact with others and be a part of a thriving community.”

Rim Abidi,

3rd Year Electrical Engineering Student


Dr. Yousef Hittini

Instructor - Development Instruction Unit 


Acquired his Doctor of Philosophy in Modern Arab Literature from Damascus University in 1997.Joined UAE University in 2006 to teach Arabic Literature in the university college.

He was a member in the activities committee, career development committee, and curriculum development committee. He has also participated in authoring the electronic book that is being taught currently. He participated in multiple conferences inside UAE (in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi), as well as other international conferences (in Morocco, Oman, and India).

He was a member in the judging committee at Sharjah’s Award for Innovative Literature multiple times; he was also a judging committee member for The Best Emirate Novel Award, and Best Arab Novel Award.

He taught Non-Arabic Speakers, he also participated in Al Ain Arabic Language Competence program. Additionally, he taught at Zayed Military College on behalf of UAE University.

He participated in authoring the university books that are being taught in the university college. He published about 30 books in critique, literature, and innovation. Some of them are closely related to Emirate literature (The Short Story in UAE, Emirati Poetry Book, In The Shadows of Palm Trees Book), which were published by Sharjah’s Department of Culture.

He was recently awarded for the 3rd prize in Sharjah’s Award for Modern Arab Poetry Critique among other 102 Arab researchers for his publication:  The Narrative Context in Modern Arab Poetry.

Dr. Wafa Al Shamsi

Instructor, Development Instruction Unit – UC


Dr. Wafa Al Shamsi , 

Acquired his Master's and Doctorate in Curriculum and method Teaching Arabic, and diplomas for the care of the gifted, human resources management, teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.

 Pioneering child and youth literature in the Sultanate of Oman.

A writer and judge for several awards in the Arab world.

She won the Qatar State Literature Award in the field of children's playwriting 2020 at the level of the Arab world.

She has more than 150 published works in the field of children's and adolescent literature.

She has research participation in many international and regional conferences in the field of Arabic language, children's literature and adolescents.

A statement of the activities carried out in the name of the university college at the university level as it shown in the table below:

Event Title




Support team

OperettaEmirates my National”


Crescent Building

As part of the UC’s participation in the University’s celebration on the occasion of the UAE national Day (2017-2018)

-       Invention Picher

-       Link from Instagram

-  UAEU Students

-  Dr. Aysha Al Shamsi

-  Mr. Basheir Al-Rei

-  Dr. Shaaban Ahmed Bedir

Operetta “Emirates of Tolerance”


(due to pandemic conditions)

As part of the UC’s participation in the University’s celebration on the occasion of the UAE national Day (2020)

Attached Video

-       UAEU Students

-       The clips were filmed, directed and coordinated by Dr. Wafa efforts


Media Center

UAE Government
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Oct 13, 2021