We offer two academically accredited programmes that aim to inform and educate students with indispensable knowledge and skills to succeed in their diplomatic careers. We work with Internationally recognised faculty members, a growing library and staff.

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Executive Training

We provide tailored and practical training programmes for members of the UAE diplomatic corps and employees of relevant government entities. Designed and implemented by us, the curriculum is taught by AGDA’s in-house faculty and external trainers.

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We contribute to domestic and international debates on issues relevant to the UAE’s foreign policy and diplomacy, and act as an impactful source of analysis for the UAE government as well as help build student diplomats’ research and analytical capabilities.


H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the AGDA

AGDA will not only empower and prepare Emiratis to serve their nation as part of a highly capable UAE diplomatic corps, it will also provide vital policy direction with insights on contemporary regional and global issues that impact the UAE.