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MENAFN Press - 03/12/2013

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(MENAFN Press) Abu Dhabi University students on both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses will be sitting for their first semester final exams of the academic year 2013 -2014 starting this Saturday 7th of December till the 14th of December. Students can check their results on the 19th of December once they're posted online through the University's website using their access to "Blackboard" and "PeopleSoft".

Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University explained that the University has completed it preparations and taken the necessary measures in equipping classes and examination halls with what's needed to ensure that the first semester final examinations are conducted smoothly, and in order to create an appropriate stress-free environment for the 4,332 students who will be sitting for the exams starting Saturday. Dr. Ibrahim pointed out, that students at ADU are not only graded based on their performance during final exams. "Their grades also depend on the various research articles and papers or other projects that have been assigned to them throughout the first semester, depending on the courses they've taken", said Dr. Ibrahim.

Dr. Ibrahim added that the University's Office of Academic Integrity has also worked during the first semester to spread awareness amongst students on ADU's policy of academic integrity, and their responsibility as Abu Dhabi University students to uphold the student Code Of Honor.

On his part, Bassam Murra, Abu Dhabi University's Registrar pointed out that the mid-year break for the academic year 2013 -2014 will be from 15th December to 2nd January, after which the Winter semester will commence. "The second semester of the academic year will start on 16th February and registration for it will be open till the first day of classes", said Murra.

About Abu Dhabi University (ADU)
Since its inception in 2000, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of Abu Dhabi University's Board of Trustees, Abu Dhabi University has become one of the region's leading centers of academic excellence. Its vibrant and cosmopolitan student population represents more than 60 nationalities. Through its globally competitive curriculum, ADU formulates highly unique degree programs that maximize graduates' chances of employment. It strives to become one of the world's elite institutions of world-class education and applied research. In addition to a dynamic range of extracurricular activities, ADU also instills a strong spirit of social responsibility in its students so that graduates can help to transform not only their industries; but also their communities and above all, their world.Abu Dhabi University is licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, with all its undergraduate and postgraduate programs accredited. ADU was also the first university to receive the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2010. Today ADU is one of only three universities in the UAE to enter the ranks of the world's top 650 universities in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings of 2012 - 2013.


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