I am pleased to share with you our 2016-2021 strategic plan based on our new vision, mission and
goals. Our aim for innovative learning and applied research, commitment to diversity and
accessibility will be our most important assets in the next five years. These goals will help us achieve
our mission and serve our students, faculty and community in the next five years.
Our world is changing fast. New technologies have changed the way we learn, live and work. The
world has become globally interconnected, new industries have arisen and are considered now
important drivers of the economy. Consequently new disciplines have emerged and traditional ones
are being redesigned or restructured.
Currently universities are facing important challenges. We must provide opportunities to students to
succeed in their professional life, enable them to adapt to the environment through a life-long
learning experience and empower them as responsible citizens. Universities have also the
responsibility to enhance students’ creativity and innovation to sustain new economy and emerging
To succeed in this environment, universities should be more innovative, accessible, adapt new
teaching and learning approaches while collaborating with other entities to enhance research that
serves the community and society.
This strategic plan is grounded on our recently adopted vision, mission and goals and reflects our
commitment to succeed in today’s challenging world.
Thank you for your commitment and dedication to ADUC,
Professor Ezz Hatab