ECAE At A Glance

About Us

Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) was founded in 2007 under the decree of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The college is a higher education institution and is formed to contribute to the academic excellence and modernization of the educational sector through offering internationally accredited academic and professional development programs for educators to support the transformation of school education in the UAE while offering educational research solutions to the nation. ECAE aims to inspire and empower new generation of qualified national professionals in pursuing careers in teaching and education related fields as a part of Abu Dhabi Government Vision 2030 & the United Arab Emirates Vision 2071.

About Us

Our Vision

Enabling educators of the future

Our Mission

Unlocking the transformative potential of educators through signature programs, cutting-edge research, and glocal partnerships

Our Values

  • Emirati Identity for Future Generations​
  • Collaboration for Fostering Society Cohesion ​
  • Joyful Learning for Growth
  • Research for Impact​


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. May Laith Al Taee

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.

Organizational Structure
Board of Trustees


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 programs being offered by ECAE are approved by ADEK and accredited by the Ministry of Education.

In March 2021, ECAE and all its academic programs received international accreditation from The Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA), Germany.
In July 2021, ECAE also received international accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

ZEva Logo


Our Membership

ECAE is a full international member of QAA since 2021. QAA Membership provides vision, expertise, practical support, resources, and guidance on the topics related to higher education staff and students.


Our Partners

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

ECAE Campus Facilities

ECAE Campus Facilities


Our BCM Commitment

ECAE Management is committed to an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the national and international standards requirement; NCEMA AE/SCNS/NCEMA/7000:2021, ISO 22301:2019, and ISO 31000: 2018.
BCM Policy Statement 2022

Contact Us

Get in touch with us 2 509 9888

Khalifa City A SE-43

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Opening Hours:
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Monday – Thursday)
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Friday)