Zayed University Vision

Zayed University is a national and regional leader of educational innovation. Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution is the modern embodiment of the President’s ambitions and considerable expectations for higher education in the United Arab Emirates.

Today, Zayed University is notable for encompassing two modern campuses in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai that welcome national and international students from within the UAE, the wider Gulf region and across the globe.

Zayed University is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)—the internal quality assurance and accreditation body of the UAE—and internationally by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (USA), one of six regional accreditation bodies in the USA which assures internationally recognized programs from a quality-assured university.

Mission 2017-2021

  • To provide a world-class education for all students through the provision of two states of the art campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai that will inspire, support and nurture student abilities through access to highly qualified faculty and dedicated staff.
  • To offer diverse and internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs that provide engaging and inclusive student experiences. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to and to promote, the social and economic wellbeing of UAE society and their respective professions.
  • To contribute to building a knowledge-based society through research, scholarship, creative activities, outreach, and continuing education services. In order to disseminate knowledge to local, regional, and global communities.

About Zayed University

Although a youthful nation, the United Arab Emirates plays a special role in the Middle East due to its strategic location, the quality of its modern infrastructure, and the forward-thinking and far-sighted vision of the country’s leaders. These leaders have identified education to be of great importance to the future of the U.A.E., as is indicated by the words of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founder:

“Excellence in education and knowledge is the route to glory. This can only be achieved through continuous efforts and academic progress. Education is the main pillar of progress and development, and the state has spared no effort to provide the necessary requirement of the educational sector. The state has a dire need of the efforts of all its educated citizens in the development process.”

Zayed University, a government-supported institution, was established in 1998 to prepare leaders who will foresee the possibilities and capture the opportunities for action that will create the future of the United Arab Emirates.

The University has campuses located in the U.A.E.’s two largest cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, under one central administration. Enrollment on each campus is in excess of 4000 students. The University is small enough to enable personal interaction between students and faculty, yet sufficiently large to offer students a range of challenging degree programs. At Zayed University, students experience a learning environment that encourages and supports their academic needs and fosters their success.

The basis for the academic experience at Zayed University is the Academic Program Model, which focuses on learning outcomes and assessment. This model provides students with a balanced, connected academic program that clearly defines outcomes, ensures that resources support educational goals, and emphasizes student achievement and success. The Academic Program Model is supported through a complete educational program including an Academic Bridge Program that ensures student proficiency in English; a General Education core curriculum that provides a broad inter-disciplinary foundation for the student’s chosen area of study; in-depth studies offered by seven Colleges; internships that provide practical experience; and periodic assessment of student achievement in the Zayed University Learning Outcomes.

During their first three semesters in the baccalaureate program, students enroll in the General Education program in University College, which comprises a core curriculum that provides an intellectual experience that is shared by all students and which creates a framework supportive of Zayed University’s Learning Outcomes. Through a series of closely related inter-disciplinary courses, students develop their abilities in critical thinking, global awareness, computer applications, scientific and quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and language proficiency in English and Arabic.

At Zayed University, students have a choice of degree programs designed to meet their personal academic interests and career goals. The programs are designed to fulfill the highest international academic standards. In their chosen programs of study, students actively participate in a learning process that requires them to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and to develop a broad understanding of current issues and practices. As their intellectual capacities grow, students assume increasing responsibility for self-directed learning. The graduates of Zayed University excel in both Arabic and English languages and are well grounded in the academic disciplines, proficient in computer skills, knowledgeable about their rich culture and heritage, global in their perspectives, and experienced in the professional workplace. Their success at Zayed University prepares them to become leaders in their families, their community, and their nation.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BA

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The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides a rigorous education in the political, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of the complex interrelationships that ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides a rigorous education in the political, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of the complex interrelationships that exist within and among nations in a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world. It also prepares students to be effective, globally aware decision-makers in the opening years of the 21st century. The combination of the knowledge of disciplinary fields with practical knowledge develops the foundation for careers in public and community service, diplomacy, the private and public sector, and graduate studies in the humanities and the social sciences.

In fast-developing and changing societies such as the United Arab Emirates, the people who understand the dynamic nature of the globalization of societies, their institutions, problems, and opportunities can most competently advance effective social, economic, and political developments.... [-]

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BSc

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The curriculum followed by students who in Communication and Media Sciences broadly educate them in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences, as well a ... [+]

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The curriculum followed by students who in Communication and Media Sciences broadly educate them in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences, as well as in the professional crafts of written, oral, and visual communication. Students are well-prepared to put words, visuals, and sound together in ways that are meaningful, effective, aesthetically pleasing, and interesting.

All concentrations take introductory courses in Media History, Media and Cultural Criticism, Media Storytelling, Media Ethics, Applied Digital Communication, and Public Speaking and Persuasion, as well as advanced courses in Communication and Media Research and Analysis, Media Law, and Internship. Rather than focusing on one form or medium of communication, students study a variety of media and technologies, including audio, video, web, multi-media, and print. This approach provides a distinctive integration of instruction and practical applications.... [-]

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The College of Education’s undergraduate program provides prospective teachers, social workers and psychology and human development professionals with sound and rigorous ... [+]

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The College of Education’s undergraduate program provides prospective teachers, social workers and psychology and human development professionals with sound and rigorous preparation to enter their profession. Its programs are based on the belief that effective schools, strong communities, and families, are essential to the sustainable development of the nation. Accomplished teachers and social workers know their subject matter well, and they understand how strong and healthy families and communities contribute to nation-building. They have high expectations in society. They have a variety of tools to facilitate the emergence of healthy communities that support the development of healthy families.... [-]

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Environmental Science and Sustainability Students in Environmental Science and Sustainability have an interest in science and environmental issues. The degree concentrate ... [+]

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Students in Environmental Science and Sustainability have an interest in science and environmental issues. The degree concentrates on topics involving environmental sustainability, an established ideology that promotes environmentally-conscious living and development. Courses will discuss local and global environmental topics from a social, political, economic and ethical perspective, giving students the necessary comprehensive approach in dealing with the UAE’s complex environmental challenges. This is driven by the changing 21st-century landscape, where climate change, the need for efficient use of limited natural resources including energy and water, biodiversity loss, and deteriorating living conditions involving transportation, food safety, health, and other issues demand environmentally friendly solutions. Courses will impart knowledge and skills in all basic sciences, and research, as well as the analysis of environmental and sustainability problems, and the development of strategies to address these.... [-]

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The bachelor degree in Finance prepares students in three areas: Corporate finance, Investments, and Islamic Banking and Finance. ... [+]

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The bachelor degree in Finance prepares students in three areas:

Corporate finance: Students focus on tools and techniques for valuing productive assets, choosing ways of funding them and gauging financial success. The focus is on aligning corporate strategy and financial decisions and enhancing firm value through judicious financial decisions. Investments: Students understand the nature and dynamics of financial markets, including stock, bond and derivatives markets. They learn how to invest in these markets to enhance returns and reduce risk. Islamic Banking and Finance: Students learn about basic Islamic principles of finance and contracting. They learn about how modern-day Islamic banks; insurance companies and money management firms are modifying and customizing the traditional practice to conform to Sharia principles. These unique insights prepare them for a career in the growing Islamic Finance industry. Program Learning Outcomes ... [-]
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The academic program of the College of Technological Innovation is practical, competency-based, and designed to prepare students for significant positions in the field of ... [+]

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The academic program of the College of Technological Innovation is practical, competency-based, and designed to prepare students for significant positions in the field of information technology.

Security & Network Technologies: This concentration prepares students to protect and secure information systems from threats and attacks. Students also learn to apply IT in the design and development of secure computer networks and telecommunications.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning in IT (ITCTQR): Program graduates will be able to use critical thinking and q... [-]
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Bachelor

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In Graphic Design, students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in design and practice while developing a variety of skills in print and media design. Through the ... [+]

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In Graphic Design, students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in design and practice while developing a variety of skills in print and media design. Through their coursework, students explore typography, publication and packaging design, advertising, branding, and web design. They also learn about project briefs, research, and client interaction, and how to pitch, develop, and finally implement design proposals. Through community engagement and team-directed and client-based projects, students are encouraged to understand the social and cultural dimension of any project in order to become innovative leaders in design.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:... [-]

United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Zayed City Dubai
September 2020
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Zayed University, P.O. Box 144534
Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Phone
02 599 3593
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Zayed University, P.O. Box 19282
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Phone
04 402 1444