Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE), a higher education institution that focuses on excellence, innovation, advancement and transformation in the field of education. The mandate of the College is to support the higher education strategy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE by providing future generations with high quality education to drive the economy.

ECAE is a place where potentials are unleashed, ideas are created, innovations are supported and where the transformation of education is happening. This is all possible due to the quality of our students and learners; the dedication of our staff; the highly qualified faculty body; the high quality accredited academic programs we offer; and the research activities that complement our Master of Education (M.Ed), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), and Doctor of Education (Ed.D) programs.

Our specialized academic programs aim to develop well-rounded human service professionals whom we bid on to make a difference in their schools, profession, communities and the society at large. The programs are designed with a balance of theory, practice and research in order to develop the educators of tomorrow. Our faculty, staff and the entire ECAE administration are always ready and well positioned to assist the learners through their academic and professional journey with the College.

ECAE’s exceptional faculty members are engaged in multidisciplinary and aspiring research activities that contribute significantly to the education needs of the UAE and to their respective fields of study. They have become an integral part of the educational system through a wide range of outreach activities including developing courses, trainings, qualifications and standards; and through continuous collaboration and partnerships with different stakeholders among which are the Ministry of Higher Education (MoE), Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the General Secretariat of the Executive Council (GSEC), Abu Dhabi School of Government, and the National Qualification Authority (NQA).

Moreover, ECAE offers, through its Continuing Education Centre (CEC), a wide range of professional development programs that are locally and internationally certified by ACTVET and NCFE/CACHE, respectively. The Centre provides trainings and programs that support the needs of educators. Those include the Certified Trainer program (Train the Trainer), the Assessor and Internal Verifier qualifications, in addition to various programs supporting the UAE Teacher & Educational Leadership Standards (TELS-UAE). Furthermore, the Centre offers several professional development short courses and workshops in different areas such as: STEM, Mathematical Thinking, Positive Thinking for Teachers, Morale Education and Critical Thinking for Students. The content of all our programs is designed, developed and delivered while ensuring alignment with high quality standards and exceptional experience for our learners.

Most importantly, we are extremely proud of our alumni, who have demonstrated and reflected, at their workplace, the quality of education that they have gained while at ECAE. We seek to keep them engaged with the College to further upscale their knowledge and skills and we thrive to continuously improve our programs’ alignment with the market needs.

Whether you are an educator looking for developing your skills through graduate studies or professional development programs, ECAE will provide you with an exceptional educational journey and provide you with what is needed to improve your career development.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to Emirates College for Advanced Education.

Dr. Ebrahim Alhajri

 Vice Chancellor