American University in the Emirates
AUE Vision

The American University in the Emirates (AUE) is dedicated to be 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, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
  • Stewardship
  • Teamwork and Partnership
  • Sustainability

The American University in the Emirates located in the emirate of Dubai is officially licensed until September 04th, 2027 by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees/qualifications in higher education. Read More…

AUE is a private, for-profit higher education institution located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its inauguration in 2006, the institution has been licensed and approved to operate and grant degrees by the UAE’s Ministry of Education (MOE). It obtained its most recent license in 2017, valid until 2022. The University is in the process of renewing its institutional license for the cycle 2022-2027. Read More…

National Accreditation

CAA Accreditation

The American University in the Emirates is officially licensed to operate as a higher education institution and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates.

International Accreditations

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC

The American University in the Emirates is a candidate for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the status of the American University in the Emirates may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org)



College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration and its degree programs (Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Sport Management) at the American University in the Emirates is accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – 2022 and is a member of AACSB.

College of Computer Information Technology

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Bachelor of Science) in the College of Computer Information Technology is accredited since 2017 by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (AUE ABET Accreditation)

Strategic Goals & Objectives

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Theme 1: Quality Inclusive Education & Lifelong Learning

[1.1] Explore industry trends, technological advancements, and societal needs to identify areas where new academic programs can be introduced.

[1.2] Regularly review and update curricula to ensure alignment with local and international accreditation standards and industry needs and emerging trends.

[1.3] Develop and implement diversity and inclusion training programs for faculty, staff, and students to promote cultural competency and create an inclusive University community.

[1.4] Foster faculty excellence and development for enhanced teaching and learning.

[1.5] Strengthen comprehensive student and academic support services for student success.

[2.1] Establish partnerships with industry and professional organizations to provide experiential learning opportunities, internships, and real-world projects for students.

[2.2] Advance a lifelong learning framework that offers alumni and working professionals’ opportunities for upskilling, reskilling, and continuing education to adapt to evolving market demands.

[2.3] Enhance employability rate by equipping students with essential skills and knowledge for successful job market entry

Theme 2: Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

[3.1] Increase the quantity and quality of research publications and creative activities.

[3.2] Establish mechanisms to identify and pursue grant funding opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and industry sponsors that align with research priorities and innovative projects.

[3.3] Collaborate with community organizations, government agencies, and industry partners to address societal challenges and contribute to the development of innovative solutions.

[3.4] Encourage faculty and students for potential patentable inventions.

[3.5] Foster a research-oriented environment by encouraging faculty members to mentor and involve students in research projects, nurturing their research skills and passion for discovery.

[4.1] Cultivate entrepreneurship education into academic programs’ curriculum.

[4.2] Support startup creation by supporting the creation and growth of startup ventures.

[4.3] Stimulate partnerships with industry and the business community to encourage collaboration, knowledge transfer, and technology commercialization.


Theme 3: Community Engagement, Outreach and Advancement

[5.1] Forge strategic partnerships and collaborations with local and international organizations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and community stakeholders to enhance opportunities for student internships, student exchange, faculty exchanges, joint research projects, joint degree, and community engagement initiatives.

[5.2] Engage and support university stakeholders in community service, volunteerism, and outreach activities to foster meaningful connections and contribute to the well-being of the local community.

[6.1] Enhance the university’s visibility and reputation by implementing a cohesive branding strategy across all communication channels for greater brand recognition and consistency.

[6.2] Enrich student recruitment and enrollment strategies by strengthening recruitment partnerships with high schools, educational consultants, and international agencies to expand the university’s reach and attract a diverse pool of applicants.

[7.1] Cultivate involvement of university stakeholders for effective fundraising, including alumni, industry partners, and advisory board members.

[7.2] Create a diverse fundraising portfolio that includes individual donors, corporate partnerships, foundations, and government grants.

[7.3] Increase financial resources generation and diversification.

Theme 4: Sustainability

[8.1] Promote eco-friendly campus operations through sustainable practices and technologies.

[8.2] Embed sustainability principles and practices across all University functions, including curriculum, research, and services to educate and raise awareness among students, faculty, and staff about environmental and sustainable issues.

[8.3] Establish sustainability collaborations with local community partners, government bodies, businesses, and non- profit organizations to co-create impactful initiatives.

[8.4] Implement cost-saving initiatives through sustainability practices.

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 is 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.