The American University in Dubai is American not only in name but also in substance, as we place emphasis on the educational, professional and personal growth of each student.
Why Study at AUD?
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Since its inception, AUD has committed itself to providing a world-class education that prepares students academically, personally and professionally for successful careers in their chosen fields. Our mission is to promote learning and to help students to succeed and fulfill their dreams. At AUD, the success of our students is paramount.
Our educational approach is process-oriented; our emphasis is on bridging theory and practice, as our curricula is career-driven and skill-based. Our focus is on the student, and the successes that our alumni have achieved are evidence of that attention.
AUD, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for international education.
Our expert faculty posses a passion for excellence in teaching and our staff are dedicated to supporting the academic endeavors of our students. Our campus culture is one of open and engaged liberal learning with a commitment to ethical standards. Small class sizes provide students with the opportunity to work closely with instructors.
This commitment to excellence in education is not limited to the classroom. The university offers an extensive scholarship program, as well as award-winning athletics teams, accomplished performing and visual arts programs, and an active student government - all of which provide a fulfilling and well-rounded university experience.
There are seven values that underpin AUD’s operations and development and that characterize its dealings with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents:
  1. Whole Person Education – AUD values the intellectual, personal and professional development of its students;
  2. Excellence – AUD values excellence in all that it does and is committed to continuous improvement in its educational offerings and services;
  3. Integrity – AUD values honesty and transparency and has high standards of legal-adherence, morality and ethics;
  4. Service – AUD values all of its constituencies and partners with its stakeholders in the achievement of their objectives and aspirations;
  5. Diversity – AUD values diversity in all its manifestations and recognizes its contribution to the quality of university life;
  6. Tolerance – AUD values respect and open-mindedness as proper responses to concepts, opinions and customs that are diverse, new or unfamiliar;
  7. Accountability – AUD believes that all members of the university community are responsible for fulfilling their roles in support of the institutional Mission and Purpose-related Goals and that evaluation of individual performance should be based on the degree to which this responsibility is satisfied.

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. It serves U.A.E. nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education.


Liberal Education
AUD embraces liberal education as the context within which it provides students with a 360-degree whole-person education.
A liberal education teaches students how to think and learn rather than what to think and learn, and it produces graduates who are better able to adapt and respond to the demands of a fast-changing economic and social environment. In addition to developing students into ethical and socially responsible citizens of the world, the liberal education also results in tangible benefits in the form of higher incomes and other material rewards.

3,000 Students
107 Nationalities
14:1 Student to faculty ratio

The Library
The AUD Library provides a rich collection of print and electronic resources with a strong focus on course-related information literacy, including: over 312,000 books (print and electronic); 262 journals; and 32 online databases. 

Diversity in Education
Students choosing AUD will find it is committed to fostering intercultural understanding through its courses; the exchange programs available to students; the many activities and organizations that promote appreciation for cultural diversity; and the presence on campus every year of over 100 study-abroad students from all across the U.S. and around the world.