In order to bring more foreign students who wish to receive a quality western education in a multi-cultural environment, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is partnering with different international recruiting agencies from the MENA area to serve as a liaison between the university and potential students around the region.
Supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), ADU has recently hosted the first batch of the agencies consisted of 26 recruiters at the Khalifa City Campus. The agencies received one day orientation on all programmes being offered by the university including the campus life of the students. A city tour showcasing the highlights of Abu Dhabi as destination to live, study and eventually work in was also part of the activities held for the prospective agencies.
“Abu Dhabi is drawing a number of international students due to its strong economy, rapid development and urbanisation. The city has transformed into an advanced metropolis catering to a vast multi-cultural society,” said Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, ADU Chancellor.
“Abu Dhabi University, employing easy visa process for students, is also among the leading university choice because of its solid western education programme, quality faculty, research opportunities, flexible admission requirements, excellent English courses and high employment rate for its graduates. Collaborating with international recruiting agencies is a significant step for ADU as it continues producing quality graduates who can contribute to the further development of the economy and achievement of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030,” he added.
Currently, there are 52 different nationalities enrolled at ADU, with the student population comprising 64% non-nationals. The university will receive more groups of recruiters in the coming weeks via the International Recruiting Agency orientation at the campus.
This year, 28 new scientific programmes were added to ADU’s list of programmes, including a foundation course, 21 undergraduate programmes and six post graduate programmes. Nine of these are featured in the current semester which includes Bachelors in Health & Environmental Safety; Environmental Sciences; and Mechanical Engineering; Masters in Education; Engineering & Management; and Human Resources Management; and a Diploma in Teaching, accredited by the Academic Accreditation Department at the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.