On 17th June 1988, His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, issued an Emiri Decree establishing Ajman University College of Science and Technology (AUCST). The College’s first intake of students was matriculated on 15th September that year. In 1997, and by virtue of Ministry of Higher Education and Research Decree No. 54 of 1997, AUCST had its first name change to Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST). On 17th  October 2016, the AUST Board of Trustees decreed, at a meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Al Nuaimi, that Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) be renamed as Ajman University (AU).  

AU offers 34 accredited undergraduate programs and 11 accredited graduate programs, which aim to provide the community with competent graduates capable of meeting the demands of an ever-changing job market and of supporting the overall development and prosperity of the UAE.