- This achievement aligns with the Abu Dhabi Strategy to promote innovation and excellence in education.
- Rabdan Academy will provide certification and accreditation related services to organizations and individuals, as well as issue GInI-recognized Innovation Development Units.
- Rabdan Academy is authorized by GInI to provide innovation assessments to organizations seeking accreditation in innovation.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Rabdan Academy has been designated as an Authorized University Provider of Global Innovation Institute (GInI), the world’s leading professional certification, business accreditation, and membership organization in the field of innovation.
This authorization grants Rabdan Academy the authority to deliver certification and accreditation related services, as well as issue GInI-recognized Innovation Development Units (IDUs) for its own innovation-related training courses and events.
Under this authorization, Rabdan Academy will be able to offer certification courses to professionals, including, Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)®, Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)®, Certified Innovation Strategist (CInS)®, Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCInO)®, and Authorized Innovation Assessor (AInA)®.
Rabdan Academy will also provide innovation assessments to organizations seeking accreditation with GInI as a Certified Innovative Organization (CInOrg)®, Accredited Innovation Lab (AInL)®, Accredited Business Incubator (ABI)®, Accredited Accelerator Program (AAP)®, and Innovation Endorsement (InE)®.
H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, expressed his delight in receiving this authorization from GInI. He said, “We are extremely proud to be an Authorized University Provider of Global Innovation Institute. This achievement reflects our commitment to promoting innovation in the field of safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management. It will enable us to enhance our professional development programs and help develop national cadres in this domain”.
Anthony Mills, Executive Director of Global Innovation Institute, also commented on the authorization, saying, “We are pleased to have Rabdan Academy as our first Authorized University Provider in the UAE. With their extensive experience and expertise in safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management, we are confident that they will deliver high-quality training and assessment services to both professionals and organizations’.
This new achievement is a testament of Rabdan Academy’s continued success in making global achievements and enhancing its position as a global leader in relevant sectors. Rabdan Academy’s faculty of experienced professionals, cutting-edge technology, and innovative curriculum has led to its recognition by international organizations, accrediting bodies, and industry leaders.
About Rabdan Academy:
Rabdan Academy is a government-owned world class education institution established to coordinate and enhance learning outcomes for organisations and individuals in the Safety, Security, Defence, Emergency Preparedness, and Crisis Management (SSDEC) Sectors.
The Academy was officially established under Law No. 7 for 2013, issued by the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and is accredited by the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education.
The Academy is the first higher education institution in the world specialised in the SSDEC domain to achieve top ‘5 star’ ratings in the two categories of Teaching and Employability under the QS Stars University Rating System.
As a unique institution, the Academy provides learning in a dual approach, combining academic and vocational education in one place, whilst recognising prior learning and experience and providing accredited and transferable credit from course to course and job to job.