AFU Goals

AFU Short Term Goals

The short-term planning goals of AFU are to:

  • Promote the acquisition of students’ knowledge and the development of the multi-disciplinary skills.

  • Emphasize and continually improve the teaching quality and support appropriate faculty development resources to achieve local and international recognition.

  • Graduate students equipped with free thinking, logical reasoning, cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the local and global market.

  • Appreciate the quality of education and promote an atmosphere of applied skills and creativity support through the appropriate allocation of resources.

  • Provide the appropriate library resources and information technology services in support of teaching and public service.

  • Assist students in achieving educational, career, and personal goals by providing comprehensive development services and programs.

  • Establish and maintain National and International collaboration and partnerships to better serve the educational needs of the geographic region.

  • Demonstrate the accomplishment of the mission of the University and continuous improvement in its educational programs and services.

AFU Long Term Planning Goals


  • To foster excellence in education through international collaborations in teaching methodology and blended learning. This goal will be achieved by:

    •  Provide a learning environment for free thinking, logical reasoning, cross-disciplinary knowledge for students and faculty members

    •  Provide highest quality education (knowledge and skills) by promoting an atmosphere that values intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge while preserving academic freedom and integrity

    • Promote multi-disciplinary skills of the students through cross-disciplinary programs and courses

    •  To ensure that the infrastructure of the University is utilized efficiently for blended learning

    •  To develop and maintain innovative approaches to learning.


  • To establish center of Research and Professional Development through joint research collaborations and interdisciplinary research. This goal will be achieved by:

    • Provide the research infrastructure and budgets to initiate and develop scholarly activities
    • Develop the Excellence of Scientific Research and Professional Development through collaborative industrial partnerships, external grants and alumni sponsorships
    • Promote interdisciplinary research through innovative multi-disciplinary programs meeting the research needs of the UAE community and GCC community
    • Maintain comprehensive self-development and professional programs for professional growth and development of faculty and staff at AFU


  • To develop comprehensive and holistic student development through applied learning and practical experiences contributing to employer needs of the community. This goal will be achieved by:

    • To promote and maintain an educational system that is continuously adaptive to the ever changing socio-economic, technical, scientific, cultural and development needs of the UAE and the GCC region.

    • To provide Academic programs based on local, regional, and international employment needs for students seeking immediate employment upon graduation.

    • To expand the physical and extracurricular activities for students to engage in effective collaboration and lifelong learning

    • To develop community service programs that help to meet the recreational, cultural, educational, scientific and social needs of the area.