Established in 2004, Al Ain University (AAU) opened the doors to its first student cohort in 2005. Constantly innovating, AAU expanded its facilities by opening a second campus in Abu Dhabi in 2008, offering programs in Business and Law. Having begun with three colleges (Engineering; Business; Education, Humanities and Social Sciences), the University has continued to expand its program offerings which now include 17 undergraduate programs across six colleges (Engineering; Pharmacy; Law; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; and Communication and Media) and 8 Master’s programs, as well as a Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching. AAU is licensed to operate under the auspices of the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE). AAU continues to successfully seek international accreditation of its programs by respected educational bodies. Two undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering have been accredited by ABET (US). The Bachelor of Pharmacy program has the distinction of being the first in the UAE to be granted International Certification by the ACPE (US). Whilst the Bachelor of Law program received the HCERES (France) accreditation, and the Bachelor of Mass Communication and Media is accredited by AQAS (Germany).