Statement of Accreditation Status
Abu Dhabi University

PO Box 59911
United Arab Emirates
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Mohammed Parakandi Director, Academic Quality & Accreditation mohammed.parakandi [at]
Board of Directors Chair Ali Bin Harmal Chairman Board of Directors ali [at]
Chief Academic Officer Thomas Glas-Hochstettler Provost thomas.hochstettler [at]
Chief Executive Officer Waqar Ahmad Chancellor waqar.ahmad [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ibrahim Louka Director of Finance i.louka [at]
Director Institutional Research Heather Friesen Director Organizational Planning & Strategy heather.friesen [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
Al Ain Campus Al Ain Additional Active
Al Dhafra Center Al Dhafra Additional Active
Dubai Campus Dubai Additional Active
00000000 Khalifa City Campus Abu Dhabi Main Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
BA in Mass Communication Bachelors 2012 On-Site
BA in Mass Communication (Arabic) Bachelors 2016 On-Site
BA in Persian Language Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Architecture Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Bachelor of Law Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science – Laboratory Medicine Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Medical Genetics Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
BBA in Accounting Bachelors 2006 On-Site
BBA in Digital Marketing Communications Bachelors 2016 On-Site
BBA in Finance Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BBA in Human Resources Management Bachelors 2008 On-Site
BBA in Management Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BSc in Aviation Bachelors 2011 On-Site
BSc in Chemical Engineering Bachelors 2013 On-Site
BSc in Civil Engineering Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BSc in Computer Engineering Bachelors 2008 On-Site
BSc in Electrical Engineering Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BSc in Environmental Health and Safety Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BSc in Information Technology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
BSc in Interior Design Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BSc in Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BSc in Military Sciences and Administration Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BSc in Military Sciences in Management Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BSc in Public Health Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Doctor of Business Administration Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 2006 On-Site
Master of Engineering Management Masters 2010 On-Site
Master of Human Resources Management (In Arabic for Military) Masters 2010 On-Site
Master of International Relations Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Private Law Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Project Management Masters 2013 On-Site
Master of Public Law Masters 2015 On-Site
Masters in Strategic Leadership Masters 2016 On-Site
MEd in Leadership Masters 2008 On-Site
MSc in Civil Engineering Masters 2013 On-Site
MSc in Computer Science Masters 2006 On-Site
MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters 2015 On-Site
MSc in Information Technology Masters 2015 On-Site
MSc in Mechanical Engineering Masters 2016 On-Site
MSc in Special Education Masters 2010 On-Site
Professional Diploma in Teaching Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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