Rabdan Academy was developed to educate and train students from a wide range of key stakeholders, in a range of courses from Masters level degrees to short vocational courses. It also seeks to work with stakeholders to assist drive common standards and interoperability of vocational training, and achieve the most effective outcomes in an efficient manner through the development of Centers of Excellence.
The Academy is a future-class, multi-disciplinary learning environment of choice for the continuing development of safety, security, defense, emergency preparedness and crisis management professionals. It is an independent and autonomous institution reporting directly to the Executive Council of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Its ambition is to contribute to the development of a world-class crisis response capability consistent with the Abu Dhabi Plan and 2030 Economic Vision. The Academy will lead the approach of the UAE in combining academic and vocational education, linking education with research to assist in the development of resilience policies. It is the first in the UAE to provide learning in a dual sector structure that recognizes prior learning and experience, sharing accumulated credits from course to course and job to job. This removes duplication of effort and provides students with clear career pathways and professional development.