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Dean's Message

The College of Food and Agriculture (CFA) at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is one of the most prestigious Agricultural Colleges in the Middle East and it is our goal to be distinguished, not only on a regional level but also internationally, providing our students with the highest quality education.

The CFA consists of 5 academic Departments; Department of Aridland Agriculture, Department of Agribusiness and Consumer Sciences, Department of Food Science, Department of Nutrition and Health and the newly established Department of Veterinary Medicine which offers a unique program in the region to satisfy market needs. The professional academic training that the College offers to motivated students is guided by distinguished faculty and supported by experienced staff.

There are more than 600 undergraduate students enrolled in various disciplines. All programs are fully recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The CFA has received accreditation for three academic B.Sc. programs (Horticulture, Marine Fisheries and Animal Science, Agribusiness) by the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC). On the other hand, the Food Science program is accredited (approved) by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the USA. The Department of Nutrition and Health is currently working towards accrediting its two undergraduate programs as follows: the Coordinated Program in Dietetics from the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and the Nutritional Science Program from the Association For Nutrition (AFN) in United Kingdom. Our College farm is ISO certified for quality (ISO 9000) and for environment (ISO 14000), and all our laboratories have obtained a health and safety certificate (OHSAS 18001). In addition to this, the Animal Nutrition Laboratory is accredited by the National Forage Testing Association.

The strategy of the College is to develop a culture for the students that will improve their skills and scientific expertise along with academic and social development, through various activities, such as study abroad summer programs, internships, workshops, and providing opportunities for students to attend conferences, both national and international.

The CFA is strongly committed to student success and provides academic programs that foster critical thinking and build the necessary skills to succeed in today’s competitive job market. You will find our faculty to have graduated from some of the best universities in the world. I trust that once you discover our state-of-the-art facilities, check out our high-tech labs and teaching technologies, meet our motivated students, accomplished faculty and dedicated and supportive staff; you’ll decide that CFA at UAEU is the place you should be in to build your future career.

Prof. Bhanu Chowdhary,
Dean, College of Food and Agriculture


May 22, 2017