The Chancellor

The Chancellor is the delegated member of the Board of Trustees. The primary duty of the Chancellor is to ensure the positive image of the university is maintained in the society and globally. The Chancellor should be a strong and visionary leader providing transformational leadership to the university. He/She should have sufficient knowledge and experience with operating a large business or institution. Other responsibilities of the Chancellor position include the following:

  • Advancing the VISION and MISSION of AFU as a valued and trusted advocate for the quality of life in Dubai, the UAE and the world.
  • Identification of strong foundations to advance the University’s growth and to maintain its success on a global basis.
  • To monitor the overall performance of the University in accordance with its vision and philosophy.
  • To follow up the implementation of the adopted strategic plan.
  • To consider all external affairs, cultural relations and the modernization and development affairs at the University
  • To maintain the University’s positive image and its privileges.
  • To oversee the University’s human and physical investments based on the recommendations of the President of the University.



Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom


Dr. Noor Aldeen Atatreh earned his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from The University of Manchester, UK in 2007 and his Master of Science (MSc) in Drug Chemistry from Newcastle University in 2004.
Dr. Atatreh’s research interests concentrates on drug development and discovery of new drugs, computer aided drug design and cancer research. Being an experienced researcher, his papers were published in several peer reviewed journals. He has also attended and participated in several conferences here and abroad.

Dr. Atatreh became the Chancellor of Al Ain University of Science and Technology in 2011 simultaneously being the Chancellor of Al Falah University since its inception in 2015. He is a member in both universities’ Board of Trustees and acts as the Board’s Secretary.

He holds memberships from distinguished organizations such as the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK and the British Association of Cancer Research.

He is also a member of the American Association of Cancer Research in the USA.

Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Atatreh was the Vice President of Bonyan International Investment Group Holding where he was in charge of managing investment opportunities for the company in the Real Estate sector. He was also a vital member in the founding of Prime International Investment Group where he served as Executive Director from 2009 till 2013. Message from the Chancellor

Executive Secretary
04 233 8085

Acts as point of contact between the Chancellor and internal / external visitors.
Undertakes the tasks of receiving calls and routing correspondences to intended recipients.
Handles requests and queries effectively.
Carries out an efficient documentation and filing system.
All other duties that may be assigned.