In accordance with the UAE’s keenness on advocating the concept of excellence in the
UAE, and in line with the efforts of the United Arab Emirates University to implement
the best practices in the field of higher education and instill a culture of excellence,
the initiative of launching the Chancellor’s Award for Institutional Excellence became
a benchmark for honoring and appreciating active members in the university community
and served as an important link in the institutional development project.
The Excellence Awards at its fourth cycle is divided into 3 main categories and 24
awards, including (The Institutional Excellence category, the Chancellor’s Medals
category and the Special Recognition category). The award aims mainly at improving
the mechanisms of institutional work, promoting competition among colleges / departments
/ centers, and building as well as developing the capacities of employees and qualifying
them for best administrative practices in service delivery to obtain the happiness
of internal and external customers and enhancing wellbeing.
The award aims to raise the awareness of the culture of excellence, quality and transparency
and make it an essential component of the university working environment and prepare
in advance for participation in the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Excellence
in Government Performance. In fact, the outcomes of the UAEU internal awards are an
input to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Excellence in Government Performance.