The University of Wollongong in Dubai
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, currently ranked in the leading universities in the world, UOWD represented a very early Australian initiative in the Gulf region. From a small beginning opposite Al Mulla Plaza, through its landmark presence on Jumeirah Road to its current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD is now recognized as being an integral part of Dubai.
As an independent UAE institution of higher education, UOWD attracts students not just from the UAE and Australia but from all over the world. Approximately 3,500 students representing almost a hundred nationalities are currently enrolled at UOWD and enjoy a quality academic experience.
UOWD offers a variety of specialist Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in its three faculties – Business & Management, Finance & Accounting, and Computer Science & Engineering, which are directly linked to the human resource needs of the UAE.
All UOWD degree programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and are also audited by the Australian Universities Quality Agency. The internationally recognised qualifications enable UOWD graduates to pursue rewarding careers in Dubai’s burgeoning employment market. UOWD Alumni include many high profile graduates placed in prominent positions in both the public and private sectors across the region.
UOWD’s Centre for Language & Culture offers language courses in English and Arabic. They range from English language study for University preparation to part time Arabic classes and English language teacher training. The Arabic program focuses on the linguistic as well as the cultural experience, enabling participants to explore and enjoy Dubai’s diversity.
The University’s faculty is a mix of locally and internationally recruited academics with extensive teaching, business and industry experience. They bring years of knowledge gained from research in their respective fields into the classroom providing students with a stimulating academic environment. Classes are small in number, allowing the lecturers to cater to the students’ individual needs.
Since its inception, the University of Wollongong in Dubai has built a reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by its students, alumni, business, industry and government. It maintains a long and proud tradition of excellence in education combined with liberal values of enquiry. It continuously strives to provide a fertile environment for bright young minds to flourish, where critical thinking is both encouraged and nurtured. These are the qualities that characterise great institutes of learning.
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