University and Research

The United Arab Emirates have a rapidly developing university and scientific offer, to which France contributes in a good way with several research institutions and centers.

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi 


Founded in 2006, the University has more than 1,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in literature and languages, humanities and social sciences, law and economics, mathematics, physics… The bachelor’s and master’s degrees are French degrees, also accredited in the United Arab Emirates. Research is also present in several disciplines: the SCAI-AD Center, the UAE branch of the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence in Paris, has two Industrial Chairs of Excellence thanks to the support of TOTAL and Thalès; the UAE branch of the French Research Center for the Arabian Peninsula (CEFREPA) contributes to the vitality of research in the humanities and social sciences in the Gulf; research is also focused on cultural heritage and its promotion.

Paris II Panthéon-Assas


offers on its campus in Dubai training courses of excellence in international law, LLB and LLM, which welcome students in initial training and legal professionals wishing to acquire a specialization.



“The Business School for the world”, has been in Abu Dhabi since 2007. Its presence was strengthened in 2017 with a campus in Abu Dhabi Global Market. INSEAD contributes to training in the Gulf in the field of management and finance, to the dissemination of cutting-edge managerial ideas and best practices at the global level.



benefiting from the economic dynamism of a cosmopolitan and international city, has found its place in a society that elevates fashion to the rank of an art of living. The school is focused on couture and luxury and students are trained in the most noble skills: draping, blur, embroidery, pleating… with the aim of producing exceptional,

42 Abu Dhabi


the Abu Dhabi Code School, is a member of the 42 Ecole Network, the only one in the Gulf region and the Middle East. Its innovative pedagogy is recognized by the largest companies: students who pass all the stages are excellent professionals who have acquired not only technical skills but also proven abilities to work in teams and independently.

L’Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM)


is the only institution in France that trains future judges and prosecutors, practicing judges as well as foreign judges. The ENM organizes the compulsory continuing education of some 8,000 practicing French judges. It also contributes to the training of Emirati magistrates, by providing French expertise, which is particularly recognized in this field, and by relying on the similarity between Emirati civil law and French law.

The French Archaeological Mission


contributes to the training of the rising generation by hosting PhD and Master students to its excavation sites in the Emirates, where it has been active since 1977.