Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has laid the foundation stone for its new campus in Al Ain as construction starts on expanding and enhancing facilities.
The new campus with an overall area of 45,000 sq m will cost AED300 million ($81 million), a statement said.
Spanning 28,000 sq m, the first phase is scheduled for completion by September 2019, it added.
Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi University announced that it has invested more than AED20 million in expanding and enhancing facilities across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai for the academic year 2018-2019.
The enhanced facilities include a mosque, a community centre, a football field and basketball court at the Abu Dhabi campus, as well as a student guidance centre across each of the three campuses.
Improvements have also been made to the laboratories and classrooms, while electrical works and internet connectivity across all three campuses have been upgraded.
Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, chairman of ADU’s executive board, said the expansion of infrastructure was carried out in response to the sustained high demand for ADU’s academic programs.
Abu Dhabi University currently hosts over 7,000 students of 70 different nationalities across its three campuses.