The Deanship of Student Affairs at Al Ain University of Science and Technology seeks to be a model for student-centered initiatives and to become the most prominent of its kind in the UAE. The Deanship’s vision revolves around creating the largest possible network of activities and services that meet the needs and concerns of students from different cultures, both inside and outside the classroom, in addition to constant communication with alumni and the community. Our vision supports the success and development of our students as global citizens and distinguished leaders.
To achieve the vision of the Deanship, our task is difficult, and it entails a great deal of challenge. Hence came the importance of the Deanship of Student Affairs as one of the most distinguished and most important deanships as it focuses on the basis of the educational process and instruction: the student. It is possible to achieve the objectives of the Deanship and to overcome the challenges through the building and supporting of an environment characterized by respect for the human dignity of students as well as the promotion and appreciation of their ideas, talents, and interests. This will not happen unless the learning experiences of our students are developed through offering programs and services which support their academic and personal success. We need to create an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles in terms of including mental, physical, psychological, and emotional skills. One of the most important tasks of the Deanship of Student Affairs is to help students discover themselves and discover the world they live in. This is achieved by focusing on the growth of their personalities, their ideas, aspirations and skills such as leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills, as well as to recognize the importance of working independently or as part of a team.