Welcome to The American University in Dubai "on-line".
Like all Web-sites, this one contains plenty of information: facts regarding AUD's accreditation, the degree programs we offer, student services beyond classroom instruction, facilities and people -- students, administrators, faculty and staff - who make up the university community.
But more than this, it is our intention to provide you with a flavor for life at AUD, the result of those ingredients that make our University a very special place.
We are fond of saying that The American University in Dubai is American not only in name but in substance. This serves as our calling card and captures the essence of the educational experience we seek to provide -- right here in the Gulf.
The uncompromising maintenance of high academic standards, an emphasis on innovative and critical thinking and identification of the "whole person" as the target for human and cultural development are those factors which truly distinguish American education. Even at this point in AUD's young history, these are precisely the values which underpin the University's identity. Add to this the belief that education in the UAE is best served by curricula which are career-driven and skill-based, and you'll understand how AUD is contributing to the accomplishment of the national/Dubai's agenda for progress.
I trust you find this journey through the world of AUD both informative and stimulating. At the very least, I hope it gives you something to think about.
Dr. Lance E. de Masi