Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE), the only higher educational institution in the United Arab Emirates dedicated to the training and professional development of teachers. The UAE is focused on a vision of sustainability, economic and social progress, and reshaping education is considered one of the premier priorities. ECAE was established by the Abu Dhabi Government in affiliation with Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to create educationalists who have the most advanced skills for their role. Our mission is to serve the nation by preparing and continually improving outstanding teachers and educational leaders to forward the economic and social ambitions of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. ECAE is at the center of Abu Dhabi’s educational reform and we are sincerely proud to have been chosen by the Emirate’s leaders to fulfill this role.

The College offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) that allows holders of a Bachelor degree in another subject a fast pathway into teaching. In addition, a Master’s degree with eight different tracks allows current teachers to increase their expertise in specific areas of education. Professional Development is offered to in-service teachers in our Continuing Education Center (CEC). ECAE is currently preparing to launch its doctoral programs in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Educational Technology (Ed.D.) and Educational Neuroscience (Ph.D.) in Fall 2018.

Teaching is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession and our teachers must acquire a high standard of knowledge both in the subjects they are going to teach and the theory and practice of how pupils learn before they are allowed to teach our children. Teachers are at the forefront of the UAE’s vision to widen its sources of prosperity and further develop its culture and global influence.

Our faculty are selected from across the world for their credentials and bring a wealth of expertise. ECAE is always looking to strengthen its faculty and is keen to accept enquiries from experienced and highly qualified educators who can contribute to the current programs, develop new ones and undertake research that is pertinent to achieving the College’s mission and strategic plans. ECAE has established an academically challenging and research-rich environment that thrives on excellence and creativity in areas of interest relevant to the needs of the UAE’s educational activities. ECAE is also committed to seeking and fostering partnerships and cooperative relationships with national and international entities that serve the educational community and enhance the learning opportunities available. We host and sponsor conferences and have ambitious plans for expanding research, postgraduate provision and furthering our international recognition.

We We welcome your interest in ECAE and hope you find the information you are looking for on this website or social media. We are a friendly community, please get in contact if you need help or advice. The best way to truly appreciate what EACE has to offer you is to visit us and to meet our staff and students. We encourage you to explore an exciting and meaningful academic future through your involvement with us.

Prof. Robert Milne

 Vice Chancellor