The College Mission


The College of Security and Global Studies (CSGS) is a unique college in the service of the United Arab Emirates through the American University in the Emirates (AUE). The College programs, provide hands-on knowledge and research experience to its students and faculty. Its aim is to reach out for academic and research excellence national, regional and international in accordance with the vision and strategic framework of the American University in the Emirates; To shape leaders with diverse knowledge capabilities and capacities. Students are educated in a multinational educational environment. They experience interdisciplinary approaches, towards their studies, that are both of theoretical and practical value. Students experience first-hand how security, strategy, diplomatic, information analysis and future studies among others are shaped, through knowledge and experience shared and gained at AUE.

The Mission Statement:

missionThe mission of the College of Security and Global Studies (CSGS), is to offer unique quality accredited academic degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, that are responsive to the constantly changing needs and characteristics of the specialized job market. To provide hard and soft skills to students, helping them contribute to the UAE vision and to the International Community.

College Mission Goals are:

  • Create a community of global culture through the culture of the UAE.
  • Create a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary strategic and security culture, adopted according to the current and emerging needs of the 21st century, while creating a community of tolerance and happiness through stability and security.
  • Operational efficacy in meeting the global and strategic challenges for the 21st century, by providing simulating management, leadership and decision making in live-feed, and multi-leveled exercises and scenarios.
  • Methodologically approach current and future research in the related fields of strategy, security and all other related fields of global affairs, public policy and global governance.
  • Enhance, part of the AUE, and lead on with a new generation of strategic and security experts, creating leaders and decision makers.
  • Innovate, foresight and offer the UAE a global strategic hub of options for sustainable development through an active and robust visionary approach.

College Advisory Board Members

Name Designation
Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Tokalic Military Attaché of the Republic of Serbia in the UAE
Ambassador Jean-Paul Tarud K. Ambassador of Chile in the UAE
Ambassador Patrizio Fondi Ambassador of the European Union to the UAE
Prof. Panteleimon Sklias Rector, Neapolis University, Cyprus
Mr. Mohammad Alhashmi Forensic Officer, Forensic Evidence Department, Abu Dhabi Police; AUE alumnus (graduate of the College of Security and Global Studies, Master of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies)
Major Mohammed Alkhanbashi Security Systems Department Deputy Manager, IT & Telecommunications Centre, Abu Dhabi Police; AUE alumnus (graduate of the College of Security and Global Studies, Master of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies)

For further information, enquiries, comments or suggestions, please contact to AUE Tel Nos.: +971 (0)4 - 4499000, 800 283