Founded in 1995, the American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning that serves UAE nationals and international students who seek a world-class education. AUD believes that its students’ success in their chosen endeavors is the ultimate proof of the effectiveness of the AUD educational experience.
AUD’s mission is to serve as a culturally diverse learning community committed to the pursuit of knowledge through excellence in teaching and in scholarly and creative endeavor, leading to students’ academic, personal and professional success, as well as the advancement of society.
AUD is licensed and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Office of Higher Education Affairs. Its undergraduate and graduate degree programs are also accredited in the USA by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.