Why some of the most famous universities in the world are setting up bases in Dubai

May 23, 2019 by

By Katy Dartboard 

Why some of the most famous universities in the world are setting up bases in Dubai

Dubai is known for being a major centre for business with a dynamic and diversified economy, but the city has also established itself as a world-class education destination.

This edition of Target takes a closer look at some of the world’s leading international schools and higher education institutions who have a base there.

Almost 290,000 students are currently studying across 209 private schools which equates to around 2 billion euros in revenue from annual tuition fees

“Education as a whole is very important for the economy,” says Khalfan Belhoul the CEO of Dubai Future Foundation. “It builds ideas and it builds an educational platform that opens up a new industry, new sectors and this why we focus on leveraging education in the Dubai foundation – because we know that the style of education evolves and we want to continue innovating on how students consume education.”

The UAE has the highest concentration of university branch campuses in the world and most are in Dubai, which currently has 34 of them including the London Business School.

“For us what’s really important is that this is a government here who has a very long-term vision and understand the importance of education,” says Dean of London Business School, Francois Ortalo-Mangé.

“So we find it a very good environment to set up education and to participate in the winds of change for Dubai, for the UAE and for the region.”

Some of the most famous universities from Canada, the UK, India, Pakistan, Russia and Australia have set up branches here in Dubai’s Knowledge Park.

The University of Wollongong has around 108 different nationalities studying here.

Source: Why some of the most famous universities in the world are setting up bases in Dubai | Euronews

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