Statement of Accreditation Status

Zayed University

  • CEO: Ms. Noura AlKaabi, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Michael Allen
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2004
  • Accreditation Granted: 2008
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

Khalifa City Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

(971) 440-2111

www.zu.ac.ae

  • May 7, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. Continued use of distance education beyond the period of COVID-19 interruptions will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The institution is responsible for adhering to all applicable regulations of the country in which the institution and its students are located. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises its accreditation cycle.
  • June 4, 2015
    To note that the Single Institution with Multiple Sites (SIMS) designation has been removed. The primary address located at Dubai, P.O. Box 19282, Dubai, United Arab Emirates becomes an additional location and the additional location in Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates now becomes the main campus.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further steps taken to (1) strengthen collegial governance, including the establishment of processes to ensure faculty participation in governance and (2) assess the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2014, documenting further steps taken to (1) periodically assess the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4); (2) assure continuity and stability of institutional administration (Standard 5); (3) document an organized and sustained assessment process with sufficient simplicity, practicality, detail and ownership to be sustainable (Standard 7 & 14); and, (4) strengthen library/learning resources (Standard 11). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the new campus at Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, and to re-classify the site at Delma Street and Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as an additional location. To note that site visits have been conducted to both the new campus and the additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013. To remind the institution of the Commission’s policy on international travel.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the Master of Arts in Judicial Studies degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's policy on international travel. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the additional location at PO Box 112885, Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. To note that the site visit to the additional location has been conducted. To remind the institution of the Commission's policy on international travel. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy
    P.O. Box 112885 Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Opened: 06/28/2011
  • Additional Location
    Delma Street and Airport Road
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Opened: 11/01/2011
  • Additional Location
    Dubai
    P.O. Box 19282 Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • Additional Location
    Dubai Internet City
    PO Box 500320 Dubai Internet City Dubai
    United Arab Emirates

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