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City University College of Ajman (CUCA) is an institution of higher education, licensed by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates.
CUCA is a part of R Education and Academic Development (READ), it ventured into the education sector in 2012 with the inception of CUCA and advanced its contribution to education with the inauguration of City School in 2017. READ is a subsidiary of R Holding which focuses on education and aims to establish educational institutions within the Northern Emirates that will positively contribute to the advancement of the UAE by producing students of acknowledged quality.
CUCA provides a holistic learning environment that fosters research, innovation, and personal growth. It provides students with the knowledge, opportunity, and support needed to enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, make a positive contribution to the society, and become leaders in their respective fields.
The College is also one of the few institutions in the GCC that has a membership with the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) – an organization based in Washington DC, which provides students with an opportunity to study abroad at more than 300 universities around the world under its student exchange program. Also, CUCA is a member of AACSB International (AACSB), which connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: improve the quality of business education around the world.
CUCA holds a diverse student and faculty body, with over 50 nationalities represented on campus. The college aims to prepare students for the global market by providing an international, holistic learning experience and environment.
City University College of Ajman aspires to become a distinguished comprehensive university at the national, regional, and international levels.
The mission of City University College of Ajman is to offer a competitive fee structure and sustainable top-quality, and market-driven academic programs that foster individual growth.
It facilitates a teaching and learning environment centered on critical thinking, innovation, and creativity, while facilitating high level of employ ability, regionally and globally for its graduates. CUCA provides its students with diverse education programs in the fields of humanities and social sciences, informatics, engineering and health sciences. In addition, CUCA contributes to the development of knowledge economy as it promotes research and scholarly activities and community engagement.
Enhance Student Success: Develop teaching and learning, and the academic support services with a strong focus on providing graduate and undergraduate students with a distinguished experience throughout their lifecycle at CUCA.
Strategy 1: Apply pedagogical methods that will engage students across curriculum and improve learning
Strategy 2: Restructure academic and career advising to improve student employability
Strategy 3: Enhance Faculty and Staff Development.
Strategy 4: Provide financial scholarships and improve degree completion rates for undergraduate and graduate students.
Increase Research Output: Increase creative research and scholarly works among faculty of all programs that will have an impact on the economy and society, locally, regionally and internationally.
Strategy 1: Increase resources and support to enhance research growth and demonstrate recognition for inter-disciplinary research and creative works.
Strategy 2: Target research and development initiatives that impact economy and employability.
Strategy 3: Encourage undergraduate and graduate students in developing innovative and creative projects and scholarly works.
Broaden College Exposure: Advance the internationalization of City University
College of Ajman, focusing on students as global citizens, and create international strategic partnerships.
Strategy 1: Articulate and prioritize internationalization of institution-wide strategic plans.
Strategy 2: Develop policies to increase international enrollment, and the number of current students engaging in international higher education experiences.
Streamline Processes to Improve Effectiveness: Construct a professional culture that enjoys work and is characterized by effective, efficient processes and trust, to achieve greater institutional effectiveness.
Strategy 1: Improve information technology infrastructure to meet future technology-related needs of the College.
Strategy 2: Develop processes that enable academic departments to efficiently update curriculum, solve problems, and work collaboratively across programs in order to better meet the needs of future learners.
Enhance Community Engagement: Increase local community engagement and strengthen institutional social responsibility.
Strategy 1: Develop policies to enhance faculty and staff participation in community engagement.
The City University College of Ajman (CUCA), located in the emirate of Ajman, is officially licensed since 1 August 2011, under the name of City University College of Ajman, from the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, to award degrees in higher education. CUCA received initial accreditation in January 2012 for a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program with two specializations: Finance and Accounting, and Marketing. The semester started with 45 students and 7 faculty members. Since then, CUCA has expanded rapidly. In Fall 2018, we have 60 full-time faculty members, 2050 students of diverse nationalities enrolled in 5 programs and 17 specializations, and 1010 students graduated in the last 3 years. In addition, in September 2017 the College became a member of AACSB, an international accrediting agency for business schools. This tangible success has been an outcome of the dedication of the management, faculty and staff members. In 2015, CUCA commenced the construction of its State-of-the-Art new campus in the city of Ajman. Phase 1 of the campus was completed in November 2017 with a capacity of 3500 students. Phase 2 and 3, when completed, will have a total capacity of 7500 students. In mid-December 2017, CUCA moved to its new campus. CUCA is strongly committed to offering top quality educational programs that will have significant and positive impact on society. The College strategic plan for 2018-2023 explains how it will continue in its path of success, amid internal and external challenges. The focus of the plan is to build on the previous efforts to enhance student experience and research, improve internationalization strategy and internal processes effectiveness. It defines how CUCA will steadfastly move with continuous improvement for all stakeholders. Delivering this plan will require responsiveness to changes on the part of the Board, faculty, administrative staff, and students in both the internal and external environments. CUCA submitted a renewal of institutional accreditation to the Commission for Academic Accreditation in the Ministry of Education on March 31, 2020.
Our Core Values
Respect: Moves us to understand and appreciate the contributions of every person in our community and to value diverse perspectives
Excellence: Commits us to challenge ourselves and to make the bestutilization of our capabilities: physically, socially,intellectually, and ethically.
Diversity: Enables us to build a community that respects,welcomes and appreciates differences amongst people.It promotes a positive learning environment whichengages faculty, staff and students.
Motivation: Stimulates and inspires us to push boundaries
Ethics: Bind us to the correct conducts that benefit individuals and the society as a whole
Integrity: Adhere us to the highest standards of values and ethics
Preparedness: Keeps us focused and ready for developments and implementations
Empowerment: Gives us the tools, training, and information needed to continuously improve performance.
Teamwork: Challenges us to work collaboratively and develop a holistic view, as one united team under one mission.
Dedication: Keeps us focused on our values and ensures we reach our goals
All of our academic programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs. The College offers over 16 academic programs in disciplines of Dental Surgery, Pharmacy, Business, Law, Media and Education at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Our programs are offered in English and Arabic. One of our major strengths lies in a strong team of highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated faculty and staff. The College offers top quality education and ensures all academic programs and portfolios remain contemporary, interfaced with the industry, and meets international standards.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelors of Business Administration with majors in:
Bachelors of Human Resource Management (in Arabic and English)
Bachelors of Law (in Arabic)
Bachelors in PR and Advertising (in Arabic and English)
Masters of Business Administration with majors in:
Masters of Law (in Arabic) with majors in:
Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (in Arabic)