Dubai’s Higher Education Sector Optimistic About 2021

SourceEye of Riyadh

Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park are collectively home to more than 27,000 students and believe the emirate’s education sector has more than a few reasons to be optimistic about the future. A COVID-19 vaccine roll-out encouraging more students back to campus, progress on key projects and the introduction of golden visas has created a favourable wind for the UAE’s academic community, despite ongoing global challenges. After breaking ground in 2019, construction on The University of Birmingham’s state-of-the-art campus in Dubai International Academic City is in full swing. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, the elite British institution will accommodate up to 2,900 students upon completion. Meanwhile, the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) opened the doors of its 200,000 sq ft Campus of the Future in Dubai Knowledge Park in August 2020. It features a modern architectural design that combines contemporary and innovation-focused learning spaces with cutting-edge technologies. As the first international university in the UAE, UOWD also generated the highest admissions intake in seven years in 2020, following a series of successful marketing campaigns. Heriot-Watt University Dubai has also been readying for a move into a new state-of-the-art 218,000 sq ft campus in Dubai Knowledge Park in more...