Ajman: The Commission for Academic Accreditation has approved the first PhD programme to be offered at Ajman University (AU), which also marks the first doctorate-level programme in the emirate.
The programme at the College of Law will offer Doctorate of Philosophy in Law starting second semester of the current academic year 2017-2018.
Dr Karim Seghir, AU chancellor, made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday in the presence of vice-chancellors, dean of the College of Law and other prominent members of the AU community.
Dr Seghir said: “This is a defining moment in our distinguished university’s history and future. For nearly 30 years, AU has been graduating students that are contributing positively to the community and economies around the world. The 33,000 AU alumni each represent the high calibre of our educational programmes that are delivered by our diverse faculty that bring to AU their global expertise and experience. All this on a local platform on a fully equipped campus that is located in the heart of UAE. AU strives to be a vanguard of impactful research and knowledge dissemination and therefore the successful addition of a PhD in Law to our portfolio of programmes is a prime example of turning AU strategic planning into strategic action.”
Dr Latifa Mohammad, dean, College of Law, said the doctoral programme aims at advancing students’ knowledge and skills of the legal disciplines and enhancing their career. She added that the doctoral programme will contribute to the development of the UAE community and other communities of GCC, through the creation of a qualified cadre.
The new qualification will assist the students in attaining and holding higher positions in their workplace, AU officials said.