University of Wollongong in Dubai

University of Wollongong in Dubai

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Welcome to the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD).

UOWD was established in the United Arab Emirates in 1993 by one of the world’s top ranking universities, the University of Wollongong in Australia. Originally known as the Institute for Australian Studies, UOWD is a vibrant, dynamic and diverse institution, retaining a strong Australian heritage. Over the past 23 years we have established an outstanding record for educating highly employable graduates and gained an international reputation for the quality of our educational practices.

With over 4,400 students from over 117 countries being taught by academics from more than 40 countries, UOWD offers the best traditions of western education in a truly multicultural learning environment.

We have combined the academic excellence of Australia’s 12th highest ranking university with the culture and excitement of the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, to provide a dynamic, stimulating and rewarding environment for students, research practitioners and business professionals alike. At the same time, we are active contributors to the burgeoning knowledge economy of the UAE.

Our student-centred approach to learning ensures that our graduates go out into the world armed with much more than technical knowledge and an outstanding educational experience. They also have professional skills in research, analysis, entrepreneurship, problem-solving and communication. This sets them apart from their peers across other institutions and explains why so many of our graduates now have senior, responsible and exciting positions in a range of prestigious organisations, both in the UAE and around the world.

Since our inception, we have built a reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and the University is held in high regard by its students, alumni, business, industry and government. We maintain a long and proud tradition of excellence in education combined with liberal values of enquiry, and continuously strives to provide a fertile environment for bright young minds to flourish, where critical thinking is both encouraged and nurtured; qualities that characterise great institutes of learning.

By choosing a program at UOWD you will be making an outstanding investment in your future as we strive for even more exciting learning opportunities for our students.

Reasons to choose Unitersity of Wollongong in Dubai:

1. International recognition
Quality Australian-based education recognised internationally

2. UAE accreditation, Australian quality assurance
Degrees accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

3. Transferable degrees
Opportunities to transfer to UOW Australia or to receive a UOW Australia degree after completing a program at UOW Dubai

4. UOWD graduates are employees of choice
Excellent employment and career prospects upon completion of studies

5. Valuable lifelong connections
Life-long global connections through a strong alumni network

6. Value for money
Affordable tuition and living expenses in relation to Australian, US, Canadian and UK higher education programs

7. Customer-friendly processes
Simplified admissions, payment and visa procedures

8. Multinational student body
Unparalleled diversity in student population – a truly multicultural environment with extensive cultural support networks

9. One word: Dubai!
Safe and secure living environment in Dubai with plenty of professional progression opportunities

10. Geographical access to the world
Central location halfway between Europe and Asia, with close proximity to countries in the Indian sub-continent, GCC, Middle-East and North African regions

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History


In 1993, the University of Wollongong in Australia opened what was to become the University of Wollongong in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Initially called the Institute of Australian Studies (IAS), this centre made UOW the first foreign university to open a campus in the UAE, and the first Australian tertiary institution represented in the GCC. IAS initially offered English language programs, before becoming a ‘feeder college’ by 1995, where students completed part of a degree in Business or IT in Dubai before coming to Australia to complete their studies. In 1999, it was the first foreign-owned institution in the world to be issued a licence from the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates, and was formally opened as University of Wollongong, Dubai Campus in October 2000. It was officially incorporated as University of Wollongong in Dubai in 2004.


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