Canadian University Dubai offers a Canadian based curriculum in the heart of Dubai, within the culture and values of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is centrally located just off Sheikh Zayed Road within an easy walking distance from the Dubai Metro (Financial Centre Station). Founded in 2006, the Canadian University Dubai currently consists of the School of Architecture and Interior Design, the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology and the School of Environment and Health. We offer Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees. Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is available for those students needing additional English language skills.
10 reasons to choose Canadian University Dubai
There are many reasons to choose Canadian University Dubai for your undergraduate or graduate studies, but let us tell you what sets us apart from our peers: 1. Canadian-based curriculum We offer an education based on the Canadian curriculum, giving us internationally recognized quality and credibility. 2. Option to graduate in Canada As a portal to Canadian higher education, you can start your degree at CUD then complete your studies and graduate from one of our partner institutions in Canada. 3. UAE Accreditation All of our programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education: Higher Education Affairs. 4. International faculty Our international faculty are highly qualified and inspirational in their field, bringing innovative teaching styles and philosophies from across the globe. 5. Graduate employability With an education based on the Canadian principle of prescribed learning outcomes, CUD graduates are highly employable in the international jobs market. 6. Flexible learning We offer flexible program schedules ‒ evening and weekend classes are available for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 7. Business-district location We have a convenient downtown location in the heart of Dubai’s business district, with state of the art academic and recreational facilities. 8. Student-centred approach CUD is a student-centered university, where we value student success above all else. 9. Research opportunities Our Research Centre provides students with the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research internationally and in the UAE. 10. Multicultural student community We have a truly multicultural learning environment, with students from over 100 nationalities.
Canadian University Dubai promotes Canadian perspectives in learning, research, and application, grounded in appreciation and respect for diverse cultures and UAE values.
Canadian University Dubai is committed to providing students with an international academic experience, guided by the highest educational and corporate ethics, adding value to the personal and professional lives of its graduates, and the communities in which we serve.
Institutional Goals & Objectives
Goal 1: To create and maintain an environment conducive to continuous learning and improvement while continuously evaluating all aspects of CUD operations to ensure relevance and excellence. Objectives: 1.1. To provide opportunities for students to enhance their classroom experience through the use of multi-media and online resources.
1.2. Through the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, continuously evaluating our performance as a teaching and learning organization and the satisfaction of students and staff with the performance of the University.
1.3. To use systematic planning, based on evidence, to develop the University both operationally and strategically. Goal 2: To adopt and show the enthusiasm and contribution of all staff and students and to support the ambitions of all by providing them with both academic excellence and the practical experience required for career success Objectives: 2.1. To provide for excellence in teaching as measured by student and peer evaluation.
2.2. To provide opportunities, where relevant, for job placements for projects and other activities.
2.3. To engage the business, government and not for profit organizations within Dubai with the work of the University. Goal 3: To generate an atmosphere of dignity and mutual respect while encouraging scholarly debate and applied research. Objectives: 3.1. To develop a focused Research Centre which conducts applied research and engages both staff and students in the pursuit of scholarly activity.
3.2. To hold periodic open and public lectures to encourage debate grounded in academic rigor on issues of concern to the region,
3.3. To develop, with students and staff, a code of conduct this is honored and respected in the day to day work of the University. Goal 4: To accept accountability and value the input of all stakeholders particularly in our operation as a portal to Canadian education, and so make CUD the University of Choice in our target market and simultaneously an employer of choice for all academic, management and support staff. Objectives: 4.1. To have a clear strategy for collaboration and co-operation with Canadian Post Secondary educational institutions and to develop collaborative agreements which reflect this strategy.
4.2. To systematically collect data from stakeholders, internal and external, concerning the performance of the University, its strategic brand position and its opportunities for growth,
4.3. To continue to grow the base of programs and student numbers so as to fulfill the mission and deliver to the strategic plan of the University. Goal 5: To account for the needs of all internal and external stakeholders by securing the sufficient and relevant resources that are available for the achievement of all strategic and operational goals, thus enhancing the sovereignty of the University as an independent institution of higher education. Objectives: 5.1. To undertake systematic resource planning for teaching requirements, space requirements, library and student service requirements and for information technology and to use these plans as a basis for budget development and strategic planning.
5.2. To seek to secure our status as a self-financing organization at the earliest opportunity, using new investments for expansion and development.