Al Ain University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2024
World Reputation Rankings 2023
Al Jimi, Near Al Ain Municipality, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

About Al Ain University

Al Ain University (AAU), founded in 2004, is located in the city of Al Ain, within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It’s known as the Garden City due to its palm groves and natural springs.

Having begun with just three colleges, the university has continued to expand its offerings to now include 16 undergraduate programmes across six colleges; engineering, pharmacy, law, education, humanities and social sciences, business and communication and media. There are also nine master’s programmes on offer, as well as a professional diploma in teaching.

With this expansion, the student enrollment tripled, and a second campus was built in Abu Dhabi in 2008. Located in Mohammed bin Zayed City, it’s a contemporary campus with modern computer labs, a library, classrooms, conference rooms and a state-of-the-art theatre.

There’s also a range of recreational facilities including a cafeteria, student lounges, and a gym with the latest sports equipment. For convenience, there’s also a bookshop on each campus, which is stocked full of all the required textbooks for courses.

AAU provides a free shuttle service for students between the university’s two different campuses.

Students at AAU can get involved in a wide variety of events and activities on campus. There are plenty of sports leagues to compete in, as well as competitions like "AAU Got Talent" for students to showcase their talents.

AAU offers a range of scholarships and financial aid to students who excel academically or in extracurricular activities.

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Key statistics

  • 54 : 46
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 60%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 14.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 2,913
    Number of FTE Students
  • 29%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Al Ain University

  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
    • Archaeology
  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Education

    • Education
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology