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About Us

History, Mission & Values

BACU's Core Values

  • Collaboration, reflected in our commitment to address critical issues and our interdisciplinary approach, and working toward common goals.

  • Excellence, reflected in our commitment to serve our community by delivering consistently high-quality programs, teaching, service, research, and scholarship.

  • Innovation, reflected in our openness to new ideas, individual ingenuity and creativity and creating an environment with opportunities for growth.

  • Impact, eflected in our commitment to address critical issues facing society regionally, nationally and globally.

  • Sustainability, reflected in our shared commitment to lead by example in preserving and protecting our natural resources.

  • Accountability, reflected in our focus to ensure academic, programmatic, integrity and value through prudent management of resources.

  • Empathy, reflected in our focus on improving the human condition.

  • Integrity, reflected in us acting in an honest, fair, and ethical manner, creating a culture of trust evident in all activities and decision-making.


BACU’s History & Mission

  • The British Applied College in Umm Al Quwain (BACU) was established in April 2017 as a premier applied higher education institution in the UAE. BACU plans to become the leading College in the UAE and the region that offers degrees in Applied educational programs. It also aims to be the College of the first choice for students in the Umm Al Quwain area and beyond. To achieve this objective, BAC concluded collaborative agreements with Pearson, UK to offer Higher National Diplomas (Level 4 and Level 5) and Teesside University (TU), UK to offer Level 6 Top up Degrees.

  • About Umm Al Quwain: UAQ is the second smallest and least populated emirate in the UAE. It covers an area of approximately 720 sq. km. which is equivalent to 1 percent of the UAE’s total land area.

  • Infrastructure: BAC boasts world-class infrastructure and student facilities with a student-centric approach. We place high emphasis on our hands-on learning approach and students are encouraged to come up with innovative ideas for projects and practical assignments. BACU has excellent laboratories and workshops, all well-equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art apparatus and tools.

  • BACU is committed  to fully prepare students for their future professional practice and citizenship. We aim to create opportunities for people to grow as professionals and as individuals. We do so by creating an applied transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary understanding; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.​ 

  • Our mission is to nurture a community committed to attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent, creating an innovative space, and ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential. We train students to become self-confident, empowered individuals who look beyond borders and are equipped with the needed applied skills to innovate in their profession. We cater to students’ different learning styles and we provide opportunities for them to follow different learning tracks. 

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