The American University in Dubai aims to inspire and nurture students’ creativity and critical thinking by fostering collaborative learning, global thinking, research skills, innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets, and ethical awareness. Faculty members’ commitment to a holistic, experiential, and interdisciplinary education with a strong liberal arts foundation is key to the university’s teaching mission and the success of its student body.
AUD is committed to a culture of continuous improvement that ensures the currency and relevance of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the context of an ever-changing world and fast-evolving technological advancement. The transformational developments in today’s learners’ experiences have forever changed the educational landscape and require that universities are resilient, nimble, and at the forefront of new frontiers in pedagogy, academics and the student experience. AUD fosters such a mindset by continuously enhancing its engagement with industry and the community to foster an innovative academic ecosystem with high quality, cutting edge programs.
AUD embraces a learner-centric approach to education, with a learning journey for students that values personal, academic, and professional success. This approach informs pedagogy, academic advising, experiential learning, and student extracurricular life at the university and is central to AUD’s brand of academic excellence.
Finally, AUD firmly believes that student success is tied to faculty success. Therefore, the university nurtures and supports research, creative work, and professional development that has real-world impact, contributes to teaching excellence, and fosters industry and community engagement.
On behalf of the university’s leadership team, I welcome you to AUD and hope that you enjoy browsing our website.
Sabrina Joseph, PhD
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs works closely with deans, faculty and other academic administrators in planning the academic strategy and initiatives of the university, and provides leadership on issues related to program and curriculum development, faculty affairs, academic appointments, compliance with local and international accreditation standards, research and creative activities, and academic policies and procedures. The Provost and Chief Academic Officer supervises school deans and academic support units, encouraging and fostering an environment of excellence, continuous improvement, and collaboration within and across these units.
With the aim of creating an environment to help AUD achieve its academic potential, the Provost’s Office facilitates collaboration with and among faculty, students, staff, alumni, industry, and community on various initiatives, including programs, projects, research, and events.