Six reasons to apply to the University of Dubai
Learning and teaching
The University of Dubai has three colleges, Dubai Business School (DBS), College of Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT) and College of Law (COL).
The consistent high quality of our learning and teaching has been recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) locally and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) globally. The College of Information Technology offers a Computing and Information Systems degree program which is accredited internationally by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The CAC/ABET accreditation is a quality stamp in computing education and an assurance that the CIS program meets the quality standards set by the computing profession.
A professional focus
Experts including faculty and business leaders in the community contribute to teaching and help keep courses relevant. All of our students undertake work experience as part of their study.
Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, Dubai has emerged as a leading regional commercial hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a world-class business environment. It has now become the business hub for businesses in the Middle East, providing investors with a unique and comprehensive value-added platform. Besides the economic advantages, the city offers a superior quality lifestyle that is truly international and excellent educational, health and shopping facilities.
To support educational development in Dubai consistent with the Dubai Vision 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, granted UD in June 2006 a three (3) million square feet plot of land in the Academic City to build its new campus. The Ruler also chose the design for the new campus (through international competition). DCCI granted 200 million dirhams (around US$ 54 million) to construct the new campus. The new campus is about 20 kilometers from the current UD’s location. The operations from old campus at Maktoum Street and DCCI were shifted to the new campus in Academic City from Dec’2015.
Facts and figures
Composed of two colleges in the heart of Dubai, University of Dubai's stimulating intellectual climate is fostered by prominent scholars and researchers. The undergraduate division of the university offers over 90 courses and the university awards 9 undergraduate majors. With an approximate 1:20 faculty/student ratio, undergraduates get to know their professors, often working with them on individual research projects and assignments. Together, our superb faculty and extraordinary student body create a dynamic learning environment monitored by effective assessment of learning outcomes. Our faculty members serve as role models and share their expertise through advising, coaching, collaboration and professional networking.
The University of Dubai envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to be professional leaders regardless of where they come from. Members of the university's community are of different nationalities like UAE and GCC Nationals, Jordanians, Americans, Iranians, Lebanese, Egyptians, Palestinians, Canadians, Greeks, Indians, Pakistanis, etc. Those members represent differences in ethnicities, religious beliefs, values and points of view. In addition, UD is a coeducational institution and has been since its founding. Both male and female students are very active academically and in co-curricular activities as well. The University of Dubai not only welcomes differences in the members of its community but actively seeks to recruit and include them in all aspects of the institution's operations. The University of Dubai thus provides a diverse study environment: undergraduate students represent over 47 nationalities, with men constituting about 60% of the student body and women about 40%. Emiratis are strongly represented among both men and women.
The University of Dubai has an excellent graduate employment record. Students have free access to the comprehensive career and placement services. Through the Internship and Career Development Center, employers recognize that the University of Dubai's rigorous academic degree courses give graduates many transferable skills, as well as breadth and depth in their chosen subject. Our alumni hold positions in many reputable institutions across the UAE including Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Cisco, Dubai Holding, Emirates NBD Bank, Nakheel, HSBC Middle East Bank Ltd., Etisalat, Mashreq Bank, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, amongst many others.