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ADU to build new campus in Al Ain
BY IMRAN MOJIB July 04, 2018
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ALAIN: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognised academic institution for quality education and applied research, is all set to build a new campus in Al Ain to further support research and to develop the country’s workforce so that outstanding graduates get ready to take on future challenges.

Chairman of the university’s Board of Directors Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri said that the new campus aims to provide a modern holistic educational environment and meet the growing student demand at a time when the university has earned several international accolades, most notably the third place in Quacquarelli Symonds’ QS World University Rankings 2019 for International Faculty Ratio, and  entering QS Top 150 under 50 – a list of the world’s best universities under the age of 50.

He added, “As a key contributor to the UAE’s labor market, the university equips new generation to execute the nation’s ambitious projects, such as the Emirates Mars Mission and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, and make their mark in biotechnology and life sciences.”

Talking to The Gulf Today, University Chancellor Dr Waqar Ahmad said that the university’s Dhs300 million expansion plans is part of its contribution to the National Strategy for Higher Education 2030 which is aimed at equipping the youth with future work skills, leadership, working in team, being able to think creatively, have the courage to move from job to job and sector to sector.

The first phase will comprise 70 classrooms and laboratories as well as 137 faculty and administration offices, in addition to state-of-the-art facilities including a gym, a clinic, a food court, a library, and a prayer room on every floor. There will also be a state-of-the-art student centre with indoor facilities for students’ activities, besides open space for outdoor games. The first phase of the new premises will accommodate 2,500 students, while upon completion of phase two, the total capacity will increase to 5,000.

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