ADU’s College Of Health Sciences Seeks To Elevate Its Academic Offering In Line With The UAE’s National Agenda

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Published September 15th, 2021 - 09:40 GMT
ADU’s College Of Health Sciences Seeks To Elevate Its Academic Offering In Line With The UAE’s National Agenda
Prof. Wassim Y. Almawi3.
Highlights
Abu Dhabi University has announced the intention to enhance its academic programs in line with the UAE’s national agenda.

Following its Advisory Board Meeting, Abu Dhabi University (ADU)’s College of Health Sciences (COHS) has announced the intention to enhance its academic programs in line with the UAE’s national agenda. The decision to revise the college’s academic offering was made following the College Advisory Board’s recommendations.

Keeping in mind current and future market needs, and with the aim of continuously providing a comprehensive and distinguished academic experience for students, the College identified a set of plans which focus on scaling-up its research efforts. The meeting ought to develop a research strategy to enhance cooperation between faculty members and students, establish a database with a large data unitand identify areas of research that are relevant to the local community.

The College also reviewed its organizational structure, which includes the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health and Environment, and established means of enhancing the courses offered by said departments. Additionally, Furthermore, the College Advisory Board explored the possibility of establishing new healthcare related colleges at ADU.

Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, Dean of the College of Health Sciences at ADU attended the meeting, in addition to board members hailing from local and international academic and health institutions from the United States, Canada, South Africa, Lebanon and Bahrain.

Professor Wassim Y. Almawi said: “The College of Health Sciences continuously explores and seizes opportunities which aim to improve its students’ experience. We are committed to providing pioneering health programs that keep pace with the needs of both the growing market as well as the local community, especially in light of the exceptional health challenges that the world is witnessing which call for more agility, adaptability and development."

Almawi added: “It gave me great pleasure to meet with the Advisory Board of the College of Health Sciences to exchange knowledge, share ideas and experiences.. This will undoubtedly contribute to maintaing ADU’s position as a leading academic institution which provides the market with distinguished competencies in various fields. We are especially dedicated to developing market-ready talent for the healthcare sector, through the innovative programs offered by the College of Health Sciences.”

The College of Health Sciences is the newest college introduced by ADU, it focuses on providing an outstanding academic experience in Public Health, Environmental Health and Safety, Nutrition and Biomedical Sciences. Additionally, it provides advanced research opportunities for students and allows them to engage with peers on a local, regional and international level.

For more information about the College of Health Sciences in ADU, please visit:

https://www.adu.ac.ae/ar/study/colleges/college-of-health-sciences/Programs/

Background Information

Abu Dhabi University

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.

ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.

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