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New Dubai Campus Project Dubai - Academic City

The University of Birmingham will establish a campus in Dubai, within the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) free-zone. In depth market research has been conducted and has identified a significant gap in the market for an institution of our calibre. We have been working closely with Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Agency (KHDA) over the last year and have already been granted approval to deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Plans are in place to open Phase 1 of the campus, using a refurbished building within the existing DIAC structure, which will open in late 2017, with teaching programmes commencing in September 2018 for an initial cohort of 250-300 students. The intention is to grow student numbers within the Phase 1 building up to 600, before moving into our own purpose-built Phase 2 campus in 2020. The Phase 2 campus will allow us to grow at a greater pace by adding additional degree programmes, with a rapid ramp up to 4,500 by year 7. In order to deliver Phase 2 - the full campus in Dubai - the University is seeking a collaborator. The successful organisation will finance and build the phase 2 campus, acquiring the already identified land from TECOM, building the campus itself and providing a long term leasehold arrangement for the University to take up occupation.


Matt Home
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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Published: 27 Jul 2017, Receipt by: 29 Jul 2017