Director's Welcome


Welcome to the Al Ain University and the Professional Development Center.

We are honored that you are visiting our website.  Al Ain University recognised that the importance of the University’s faculty and staff in contributing to the future success of the University. Professional development is key to ensuring that our staffs are adequately supported and equipped to deliver their roles, meet the business needs of the University and are adaptable to the changing context of Higher Education. 

In a successful university community, there are learning opportunities everywhere which may be for individuals or teams, central or local provision, formal or informal, and internal or external to the University. We provide a range of professional development services designed to meet the learning needs of professionals as well as providing opportunities for personal enrichment.

Professional development is about so much include workshops, learning courses, seminars and conferences to enhance your professional learning and career. The Professional Development Center offer Induction information and courses for staff who are new to the University. A variety of short courses to help University staff and students develop their employability skills and make the most effective use of technology for their work and research.  

A variety of workshops, advice, online learning and recognised qualifications to support you in your leadership role, including HR Advisory workshops. Find out how you can develop your teaching practice as a lecturer, through our in-house training programmes.  Also, you will find more on Peer Observation of Teaching and Peer Observation of Marking and Feedback schemes. Whether you are looking to understand key research governance issues, acquire new research skills, or looking to bolster your impact profile, we have an offering of workshops and resources to help you get on your way.


- Director of Professional Development Center