ECAE At A Glance

About Us

Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) strives to inspire and empower a new generation of qualified professionals to transform, lead, innovate and modernize the education sector in the United Arab Emirates and beyond.

Since its founding in 2007 under the decree of of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the higher education institution continues to offer a variety of accredited academic and professional development programs that place great emphasis on educational research solutions optimized to improve learning opportunities within a state-of-the-art professional learning environment.

ECAE’s commitment to excellence and higher standards in education is entrenched within the college’s vision, set values and strategic plan carefully devised to address the requirements of the educational sector within UAE.

About Us

Our Vision

Leading the educational transformation in and beyond UAE.

Our Mission

Transforming, leading and innovating the educational sector through specialized, research-informed academic and professional development programs in a collaborative, state-of-the-art learning environment.

Our Values

  • Respect: We care and consider with courtesy, appreciation, and fairness
  • Collaboration: We engage and support with synergy, innovation, and shared goals
  • Transparency: We communicate and act with openness, honesty, and inclusiveness (while preserving confidentiality)
  • Professionalism: We behave and impart with commitment, ethics, and passion
  • Integrity: We inspire and proclaim with honesty, accountability and ethics


Our Leadership

Our visionary leaders are committed to provide our community with a unique, high standards learning environment that supports professional growth and meets UAE’s strategic and innovative goals in the education sector.

Message from the Vice Chancellor

Message from the Vice Chancellor

Dr. Ebrahim Alhajri

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 United Arab Emirates 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 renowned faculty members and staff as well as the entire ECAE administration are always ready and well positioned to offer their support 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.

Organizational Structure


Our Accreditation

Emirates College for Advanced Education located in the Emirate(s) of Abu Dhabi and Ajman, is officially Licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees/qualifications in higher education.

All current degrees and academic programs offered by ECAE are approved by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates.


Our Partners

Together with our local and international partners, we aim to expand our reach to support professionals and educational organizations.

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