CUD environmental program becomes first in the Middle East to receive ECO Canada accreditation

Photo: Canadian University Dubai’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Environmental Health Management program gets ECO Canada accreditation

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has become the first university in the Middle East to achieve accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Environmental Health Management program, from the esteemed sector body, Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada). Following a thorough assessment, the program has proved to meet the international standard of excellence in environmental practice, aligning with the evolving demands of the global environmental workforce.

ECO Canada is an internationally recognized, independent steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across a diverse range of industries. Striving to advocate for sustainable economic growth, the organization has a primary focus on environmental care. For more than three decades, ECO Canada has collaborated with academia, industry, and the government, accrediting post-secondary environmental programs at many of the premier universities across Canada. The accreditation process endorses global programs that are committed to delivering high-quality education, accountability, and public trust.

Dr. Aseel Takshe, Head of CUD’s Department of Public Health, commented “It is recognition like this that sets Canadian University Dubai apart in its academic offering. We are honored by this endorsement, which demonstrates that the Environmental Health Management program meets the rigorous employability standards that ECO Canada expects from the programs they accredit.”

Speaking about the accreditation, Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry, Vice President of ECO Canada said, “As the only ECO Canada accredited environmental program in the Middle East, the Canadian University Dubai B.Sc. in Environmental Health Management meets the requirements of International Standards and aligns well with the Environmental Occupational Standards and industry requirements. During the accreditation review, we felt the program outcomes are consistent with the labour market needs and the program does an excellent job in preparing students for meaningful employment in the environmental sector.”

CUD’s Environmental Health Management program prepares students to meet the technical and professional challenges of careers in the environmental field. Students actively engage with their communities by planning and implementing various environmental projects, and learn methods to analyze, evaluate, and control environmental health issues.

In the context of accelerating urgency for climate action, the degree program encourages students to advance initiatives that reduce environmental exposures in air, soil, water, and food; to protect the public and provide communities with healthier environments. The ECO Canada accreditation provides CUD students and graduates of the program with the opportunity to utilize the organization’s resources to further advance their academic and professional development.


About Canadian University Dubai

Canadian University Dubai (CUD), established in 2006, is a higher academic institution located in City Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The university is the #1 ranking University in Dubai according to the QS World University Rankings 2024. CUD is a diverse and dynamic institution, with over 120 student nationalities. The university provides academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a reputation for academic excellence. With 18 accredited degree programs and over 30 concentrations, Canadian University Dubai offers a diverse range of programs across four academic faculties, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. The curriculum is Canadian-inspired and serves as a gateway for students to pursue higher education, research, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in Canada.