Name of University : Hamdan Bin Mohammed University

Type : e-university

Location : Dubai, UAE

Started in : 2009

Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University was established in February, 2009 and is the first e-University in the United Arab Emirates. The four main colleges that constitute the University are e-School of Business and Quality management, school of e-education, e-school of Health and Environmental studies and e-school of Continuing Education. It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE – being the first of its kind to be recognized by the MoHE. It is also associated with major educational institutions and universities abroad, such as University of Bradford, University of Wisconsin, University of Huddersfield and the University of California, Berkeley



The Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University uses a blended approach to teaching. In this method, various delivery methods such as face-to-face classrooms, online classrooms, and self-paced learning are used rather than pure online teaching. The university also offers an e-library and a Learning Resource Centre to provide academic support to the learners.


Shamsa Bint Suhail Chair for Business and Financial Studies : The Award will grant learners, who are considered in need of these grants, four scholarships for the period of four years renewable.

Shamsa Bint Suhail Award for Creative Women: This is aimed at motivating creative and innovative practices at local scale depending on the highest international standards; the Awards aim to become an international award concerned with unleashing the talents of women.