Construction works have already started on an area of 9, 202 m2 of Abu Dhabi University's ever-growing campus, with Dh 35 million invested to develop new residential facilities that are set to house around 60 new staff and renowned faculty members who will be joining the University within the upcoming academic year.
With the constant growing demand of students enrolling in 31 undergraduate and 17 postgraduate programmes offered on Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses, ADU has started recruiting candidates who hail from prestigious universities and research centres across the globe.
Chairman of Abu Dhabi University's Executive Board, Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri explained that the University has recruited around 60 new members of international experience in teaching and scientific research to enrich its already outstanding academic cadre.
"Bringing in additional renowned academic leaders and faculty members will reflect positively on the academic outputs of Abu Dhabi University's programs, elevating them to an international level that allows them to compete globally and meet the needs of the policy agenda of Abu Dhabi's Government and its Economic vision 2030. The project to build new on-campus residential facilities is part of a comprehensive plan that ADU is implementing to modernise Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses following the highest international standards of worldwide higher education institutions", he added.
Al Dhaheri said that the University's search for renowned faculty members with international qualifications is yet another step that positively support its pursuit of international accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) after being was granted candidacy for a period of 5 years.
On his part, Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University stressed that the new facilities were designed according to the highest international modern standards to provide faculty and staff with a suitable and comfortable living environment that caters to their various needs. "The new faculty and staff accommodation building is a vital addition to ADU's 103 current on-campus faculty and staff accommodation units, that have been enhanced with 101 off-campus units in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain to cater to the growing number of the University's academic and administrative body reaching just about 517 members", said Dr. Ibrahim.