In 2006, in a wise but daring move, the Government of Abu Dhabi and Paris-Sorbonne University have decided to agree on a common project : bringing French higher system of education in the Region, and train both international and local students, using the methods and the spirit that have given (and still give) our graduates strong added value in their career- should it be research, teaching or working in corporate environments once graduated.
Settling Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi required having the best standards of two worlds embedded in one exclusive academic offer delivered to a growing number of students.
Among the challenges any co-education has to face, the most demanding is the graduation process in itself : all our master degree programs and undergraduate programmes are the original French degrees, still they have to comply with UAE regulations; compete with Universities long established; and offer quality in education.
Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi, with the intricate efforts of 3 Universities (Paris-Sorbonne, Paris-Descartes and Pierre et Marie Curie), has now reached its 4th generation of Graduate students attending 20 actual curricula, and counting.
The mission of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Office for Academic Affairs is to make sure all grades are delivered according to those finest standards, to manage, control and plan all support necessary to serve the growth of the University, both in quality and quantity, and to make sure students are accommodated with the best teaching services they can find in the country, in the region, and, as a target, in the world. Recruiting the best Faculty and the best students are the key guidelines in this purpose.
Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi is at the same time a young and an ancient University. Every Faculty, every staff is dedicated to make sure that the core engine of this settlement, teaching, always requires the best from our students, and grant them with the best as well as when they perform and complete their masters or undergraduate programme with us.