Since its inception in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has become one of the Middle East's leading centers of academic excellence. Its cosmopolitan student population of around 7,000 students represent around 63 nationalities. Through its globally competitive curriculum, ADU formulates highly unique programs that maximize graduates' chances of employment to an unprecedented 92 percent. It strives to become one of the world's elite in world-class education and applied research, as evident in its achievements of receiving international accreditation from AACSB, which propels the university into the ranks of only 5 percent of the world's business programs to have received this honor. Moreover, the university's received international accreditation from ABET for three of its engineering programs.