De Montfort University (DMU), Uk’s leading public university in Leicester, officially unveiled its campus in Dubai Academic City recently, its initial global branch campus outside of the UK.
The educational institution offers its sustainable, innovative methodology to aid the individual and professional development of students, economic growth, and human capital development in the UAE and the entire Gulf region.
Courses and Services offered
As per the De Montfort University reports, the latest Dubai branch will have a unique range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses comprising of Cyber Security, Architecture, Psychology, Accounting and Finance, Engineering, Human Resource Management, and Fashion Marketing.
As per the University sources, the campus is built in having space for multiple classrooms, a 700-seater auditorium, exquisite library, IT, robotics, mechanical and electrical labs, along with architecture, fashion, and design studios.
A plaque engaging the official opening by Professor Normington was unveiled, while guests also heard from Dr. Vidhya Vinod, Group President and CEO of Study World – the organization running the campus in partnership with DMU – and Dr. Manjeet Ridon, DMU Dubai Provost.
Statement from Professor Katie Normington, Vice-Chancellor of DMU
During the inauguration, she stated: “A campus in Dubai offers, for us, an unparalleled seat at the world’s table, a place from which we can really contribute to setting a global agenda. And, in turn, we have a lot to offer to this city. UK higher education is recognized as some of the best in the world and we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching.”
Statement from Manjeet Ridon, Provost, DMU Dubai
Manjeet stated: “We know that regardless of discipline, developing graduates for successful trajectories beyond university is of critical importance. Enabling our graduates to have a positive impact, whether that be through creating value that is economic, social, cultural, or environmental – or indeed a mixture of each is the embodiment of our success.”
Statement from Dr. Vidhya Vinod, CEO of Study World Higher Education Services
She stated: “Study World has over two decades of experience in providing a range of educational services in partnership with international universities worldwide and this association with DMU in Dubai will prove highly beneficial for students in the UAE and the wider region.”
She also added: “Our international network will help attract students from over 120 countries and we look forward to providing high-quality, employment-focused degrees to students.”
The DMU Dubai also added that opening will coincide alongside DMU’s participation in Expo 2020 as the founding partner of the UK Pavilion, operated by the UK Government’s Department of International Trade (DIT).
Over the course of the six-month festival, DMU is exhibiting much of its leading research in areas like sustainable fashion, smart reuse of waste plastics, and creative applications for artificial intelligence.
DMU will also be playing a pivotal role by hosting a series of debates together with industry experts from around the globe for panel discussions on pressing topics associated with the future of education, the role of universities in helping students become entrepreneurs, and the importance of students learning sustainable methods throughout their education.
The Dubai campus is being run in partnership between DMU and Study World Higher Education Services, the Academic Services Provider for DMU Dubai.