Vision and Mission


The Petroleum Institute aims to be the preeminent and preferred university in the region, producing internationally recognized graduates and focused research to advance innovative solutions for the energy sector.


The Petroleum Institute will provide high quality engineering and science professionals through a continued commitment to excellence in its undergraduate and graduate academic programs alongside fundamental and applied research serving the Oil, Gas and Energy sectors' need for talent, solutions and advanced technical innovations that contribute to the UAE society and economy.

Core Values

Excellence and Creativity – We are committed to outstanding performance, innovation, and continuous development in all aspects of our mission.

Diversity and Tolerance – We recognize the inherent value of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We respect and treat all individuals with utmost respect and dignity.

Inclusiveness and Collegiality – We support an environment that engages our faculty, staff and students, and promotes effective participation. We seek and value individuals' input.

Transparency and Fairness – We conduct ourselves and our affairs in an open, transparent and equitable manner. We base our decisions on objective and verifiable information free from personal bias or prejudice.

Accountability and Commitment – We fully accept our responsibilities and are committed to achieving them. We take responsibility for our performance in all of our actions and decisions.


The focus of strategic planning (2013 – 2018) is on the six pillars listed below. Six subcommittees were established, one for each pillar, to develop goals and measurable objectives. The subcommittees were populated by faculty, academic and administrative staff, graduate and undergraduate students and alumni. The pillars are:

  1. Foundation and Undergraduate Education
  2. Graduate Education
  3. Research
  4. Students
  5. Faculty and Staff
  6. Visibility and Outreach