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American University in the Emirates

American University in the Emirates

American University in the Emirates


The motto of the American University in the Emirates (AUE) is “Nothing is Impossible.” The University encourages students through this empowering phrase to excel in their studies and workplaces through a pathway to success.

The AUE was established in 2006 with accreditation from the Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA) under the umbrella of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates. The AUE has experienced increased student enrollments from 25 countries and follows the American model of higher education with a general-education program and credit-hour system. The University boasts seven colleges—Media and Mass Communication, Business Administration, Law, Design, Computer Information Technology, Security and Global Studies, and Education—with programs that cater to current and future marketplace needs.

Students choose from various specializations, many of which are unique in the Middle East. Renowned professors with PhDs from around the world build students’ confidence, knowledge, and skills with a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The AUE adapts new technologies and uses innovative teaching methods to create leaders in their fields. The AUE graduates leaders, not followers, CEOs, not employees, and thinkers and problem-solvers, not passive students, who contribute to the United Arab Emirates’ advancement.

The AUE puts students’ needs first. The university promotes student achievement by using class training and partnership agreements to give students hands-on, practical experience.

The AUE has located in a great country and world-class city whose leaders understand that higher education drives economic competitiveness, innovation, social mobility, security, and happiness. The University is proud to improve students’ lives and advance the region’s welfare.

AUE Vision

The American University in the Emirates (AUE) is dedicated to being one of the leading higher educational institutions locally and regionally, providing an integrated pathway for students to become creative, effective, and productive members of the community.

AUE Mission

The American University in the Emirates is a coeducational undergraduate and graduate degree-granting institution committed to preparing students as global citizens for future career aspirations and lifelong learning through quality teaching, research, and service opportunities.

AUE Core Values

  • Improve Quality of Life
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Equal Opportunities and Recognition
  • Openness, Trust, and Integrity
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Persistence and Entrepreneurialism
  • Stewardship and Economic Viability
  • Safety and Environmental Responsibility
  • Teamwork and Partnership

Goals & Objectives

Offer quality academic programs that enable students’ success as professionals and positive contributors to their various communities

  • Maintain a high-quality general education program with a rigorous assessment and improvement plan
  • Offer and maintain high quality and market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Maintain rigorous academic assessment plan that includes continuous improvement
  • Recruit high caliber faculty and retain them through faculty development initiatives

Promote and support academic research

  • Incentivize academic research through setting research expectations, evaluation, promotion, and continuation of employment at AUE
  • Develop institutional research partnerships
  • Provide support for faculty research

Enhance and expand student and academic support services based on best practices

  • Engage each of the student support units to develop and implement initiatives to demonstrate contribution towards enhancing the student learning
  • Develop strategies to enhance engagement with the alumni community
  • Expand and strengthen the engagement of Guidance and Counselling Center to enrich the learning environment
  • Enhance the academic support services at AUE to increase student retention
  • Enhance the on-campus experience of students

Engage in sustainable practices in the areas of finance, health, safety, and risk management

  • Integrate the institutional annual planning process with the institutional budgeting processes by allocating funds for all institutional goals
  • Diversify and increase institutional sources (grant and endowments) and amount of revenue
  • Ensure compliance with standards of health, safety, and accessibility for people with special need
  • Implement Strategic enrollment management practices to include long-term relationships with high schools, regional/international student recruitment initiatives to improve student enrollment
  • Utilize the marketing channels for institutional branding

Integrate quality management and institutional effectiveness processes across the university to seek improvement by using results

  • Ensure that AUE enhances, implements, and practices (quality management) institutional effectiveness process
  • Review, revise, and implement organizational structure to optimize institutional resources to include people, funds, and space
  • Seek and maintain institutional program-level accreditation by demonstrating compliance


  • 19 Programs
  • 25 Specializations
  • 1: 16.5 Faculty - Students Ratio
  • 17.47 Million (AED) in Scholarships
  • 3080+ Alumni Worldwide

    Campus Features


    The safety of students and staff is a top priority at AUE. Security staff secures and monitors the AUE campus 24/7, and ensures the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff members while on campus. The campus is fully equipped with the latest CCTV technology and DIAC monitors the immediate surrounding area via its own CCTV system. Violations and security incidents should be reported to security staff.

    Parking & Transportation

    AUE students, faculty, staff, and visitors have access to several free parking lots. In addition to the parking lot facilities, transportation services are available to students upon request. The shuttle bus currently provides transport to and from the Emirates of Dubai and Sharjah. For further information, students can contact Transportation Services in the General Services Department located on the ground floor of Block 6 or via email at [email protected].

    Recreational Facilities

    AUE students have access to recreational facilities that engage students in common activities such as video games and other entertainment. The recreational area is available to all AUE students on the ground floor of Block 6. In addition, there is an outdoor basketball court in the DIAC complex.

    AUE Bookstore

    AUE has its own bookstore on the ground floor of the AUE campus where students can purchase textbooks and supplies.

    Prayer Room

    Male and female prayer rooms are available for students, employees, and visitors on the second floor of Block 7.

    Lost and Found Services

    Lost & Found Services keeps unattended items found within the AUE campus, which can be collected by their owner at any time. If you would like to inquire about a lost item, please visit Lost & Found Services operated by the General Services Department on the ground floor of Block 6.

    Dining Services

    The Food Court is located within the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) authority with a diverse offering of international restaurants and coffee shops. In addition, a mini-market is located outside the AUE campus.

    Health Services

    An ambulance is available 24/7 in front of the entrance of block 6. It provides medical care to students, faculty, and staff in case of emergency. If needed, free transportation to the hospital will be offered. AUE also provides insurance that covers accidents that may take place on campus.

    AUE Library

    The Library facilitates learning in a productive environment and is a peaceful, quiet space for all students. The Library is located on the ground floor of Block 6.

    Student Residence

    AUE facilitates accommodation for students upon request. It is an off-campus housing that the university has full access to. However, AUE bears no legal or financial responsibility for any accommodation that might be secured in this way.

    ATM Machines

    ATMs are located in the open area beside the Food Court.

    Copy Center

    For all photocopying, printing, documentation, and lamination visit the Copy Center for an affordable, professional and quick service offered to AUE students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center is located on the ground floor in block 6.

      Student Testimonials


      • Dubai

        Dubai, United Arab Emirates