ECAE At A Glance
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.
Leading the educational transformation in and beyond UAE.
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.
- 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 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
Dr. May Laith Al Taee
Message from the Vice Chancellor
Since the formation of the UAE, education has been a strategic priority on the country’s development agenda. Our visionary founders and wise leadership have demonstrated a strong commitment to education and skill development. This continuous support and guidance have inspired ECAE to devote immense efforts to preparing outstanding educators who will lead the UAE’s vision to develop a high performing education system that accelerates its shift to a knowledge-based economy. Towards this priority, we have been offering specialized programs that allow our students to develop the skills necessary to excel in their future roles. At ECAE, we realize the need to innovate and adopt new approaches in teaching to ensure that our programs best match our students’ professional development needs in a rapidly evolving educational landscape. To achieve this goal, we constantly update ourselves on the latest developments in educational research to ensure the relevance and compatibility of our programs with the development priorities of the UAE. Such efforts have resulted in the development of ECAE’s research-driven academic and professional development programs offered in a state-of-the-art professional learning environment. With a strong emphasis on providing lifelong learning opportunities for our students, these programs offer hands-on experience in teaching, that includes both theoretical and practical elements, helping the country shape successful future educators who lead the efforts to transform its educational sector. In doing so, ECAE seeks to provide a clear career trajectory for our future educators and empower them with the knowledge and tools to develop themselves and their students, while meeting the educational needs of the society at large. During this phase of ECAE’s evolution, our focus is to create transformative educational platforms that foster an engaging professional development environment for our students. This will allow them to optimize the quality of learning and experience of their students in schools and classrooms throughout the UAE and contribute to achieving the country’s education strategy. As ECAE moves forward in its journey of excellence in transforming the UAE’s education sector, I look forward to new opportunities to continue driving innovation in this vital sector to fulfil the aspirations of our wise leadership.
Board of Trustees
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi
Associate Prof. of Chemical Engineering and the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Strategy & Business Development
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.