Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai

Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai

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Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai) is a satellite campus of Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The college, is located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis and started offering part-time graduate courses in Fall 2008. In 2009, the university began its full-time graduate program. RIT Dubai’s first graduating class was in 2010, with the graduation ceremony taking place in Rochester, NY. In 2010, a full-time undergraduate program was started as part of the university’s planned expansion. In the fall of 2011, RIT Dubai moved its campus to a new premises to accommodate the growing student body. By 2019, RIT plans to expand the campus to 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) to provide facilities for 4,000 students.

The RIT Dubai campus is the Rochester Institute of Technology’s third international campus. The university’s other satellite campuses are American College of Management and Technology located in Croatia and American University in Kosovo.

  • Earn a U.S. degree awarded by RIT in NY, USA that is also internationally recognized and UAE accredited
  • Study with world-class faculty in a student-centered learning environment
  • Benefit from the resources and advantages of a top-ranked U.S. university
  • Take the opportunity to study at the RIT campus in Rochester, New York, USA as per major availability
  • Learn about the newest technology and advancements in engineering, computing, and business
  • Gain valuable experience through cooperative education and research projects
  • Benefit from our extensive cooperative education (co-op) program and gain valuable work experience before graduation
  • Make regional and international career connections through our careers and alumni office
  • Study in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, a revolutionary technology park and one of the world’s leading centers of advanced technology innovation and design
  • Live with other students in nearby campus housing, with transportation provided.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties


  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Finance


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microelectronics
  • Industrial Engineering

Computing & Information Sciences

  • Computer Security
  • Networking & System Administration


Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai was established in Dubai Silicon Oasis in 2008 to provide quality higher education in the region. It has bachelors and masters programs for students and professionals in Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia.

The founding president of RIT Dubai is Mustafa A.G. Abushagur. who led the efforts to establish a satellite campus in the middle east. He mediated the negotiations between Rochester Institute of Technology – New York and the government of the United Arab Emirates to set up a campus at the Dubai Silicon Oasis in Dubai, UAE.

Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai became the symbol of the understanding between the Rochester Institute of Technology president William W. Destler and officials from Dubai. The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority invited Rochester Institute of Technology to ensure a pool of skilled hi-tech professionals in the community. On the other hand, it provided Rochester Institute of Technology with a chance to act on its strategic plan to enhance global opportunities for their students and extend their platform.

In 2013, Dr. Youssef Al Assaf was appointed as the new president of Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai  following the leave of Mustafa A.G. Abushagur who became the first elected prime minister  in the modern history of Libya.

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