Core Principles

Diversity and Inclusion

Respect for the value of diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to community engagement and ethical responsibility

Distinctive Global Liberal Arts Education

Dedication to a distinctive global liberal arts education that develops critical thinking, empathy, integrity, leadership, and love of lifelong learning

Anchor Institution for Abu Dhabi and the UAE

Commitment to being an anchor institution in and of Abu Dhabi as a dynamic hub for knowledge, culture, and innovation

Discovery and Innovation

Passion for discovery, innovation, and the sharing of knowledge

Intercultural Understanding and Global Citizenship

Advancement of a new model of global higher education that attracts students from across the world, fostering intercultural understanding and global citizenship

Academic Freedom

Commitment to academic freedom, rooted in the belief that human understanding advances through rigorous study, exchange of ideas, collaboration, interdisciplinarity, encounters with difference, and mutual respect;