Chancellor's Message

Karim Seghir Ph.D.

Ajman University (AU) took root in 1988 as the first private University in the UAE and since then has carved a niche for itself over the last three decades. For almost 3 decades, AU has been playing a key role in the UAE and the Arab region in training well-rounded and competent professionals, developing and disseminating relevant and impactful knowledge, and providing responsible and transformational services to the community at large. The exemplary commitment and invaluable knowledge of all AU stakeholders have made a transformative impact on the lives of more than 30,000 alumni and continue to do so for the 8210 students currently enrolled as of  Fall 2016 in both Ajman and Fujairah campuses.

AU would not have been where it is today without the life-changing vision, the constructive wisdom, and the invaluable support of its Board of Trustees led by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman.

AU is characterized by high standards of excellence in teaching in a cross-cultural environment, impactful and relevant scholarship, a strong respect and appreciation for diversity, a robust culture of integrity, governance and continuous improvement, a lasting impact on the community, effective corporate connections and an invaluable alumni engagement.

The 28 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs, coupled with the diverse training programs, AU uses a hands-on approach by merging both academic rigor and hands-on experience as part of the students’ education journey. AU programs utilize relevant and innovative curricula, promote excellence in teaching and learning and are designed to set the foundation for lifelong learning.

AU’s rich mix of international faculty hailing from 35 countries and students strength of 72 diverse nationalities, globally-tailored programs, impactful research, global alumni network are the catalysts of the international intellectual environment its provides to its stakeholders. Equipped with the critical thinking, open-mindedness, flexibility and imagination built from our foundation courses, AU graduates join or re-enter the workforce as innovative and ethical professionals with a perfect understanding of global market perceptions and realities. Our rich and diverse co-curricular activities make the learning journey at AU exceptional and well-rounded.

As AU approaches its 30th anniversary of educational excellence, I am certain the synergy between administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and employers will steer this institution towards new horizons of excellence and lasting impact. The research and scholarship of its faculty, the innovative ideas of its students, the invaluable engagement of its alumni and the constructive ties with its employers are the winds that propel AU in its continuous improvement journey.

So, whether you are a prospective faculty, student, participant in our training programs or partner, I am confident that you will like the unique inspiring intellectual environment orchestrated by our renowned faculty, bright students, talented staff, committed alumni, and valued friends!

Awaiting to welcome you to Ajman University…Your University.


Karim Seghir, Ph.D.