The Chancellor is appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and reports directly to the University’s Board of Trustees. The primary duty of the Chancellor is to strive to attain excellence of programs and offerings with the resources available to the campus. The Chancellor should be a strong and visionary leader providing transformational academic and administrative leadership to the University. He should have sufficient knowledge and experience with operating a large business or institution. Other responsibilities of the Chancellor position include the followings:


  • Taking full responsibility for all aspects of the academic, student, administrative and financial operations of AFU
  • Overseeing the planning related to institutional goals, academic programs, research and scholarship, public service, enrollment and physical plant development
  • Representing AFU with key constituencies including alumni, local, civic, community, and corporate organizations locally and internationally
  • Exercising effective leadership and management of fiscal responsibilities in fundraising, marketing and public relations and also in strategic planning for AFU
  • Identification of strong foundations to advance the University’s growth and to maintain its success on a global basis
  • 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
  • Overseeing the performance of the University President and work in collaboration with him to develop excel 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.