University of Wollongong in Dubai

Published May 24th, 2011 - 05:50 GMT

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, currently ranked in the leading universities in the world, UOWD represented a very early Australian initiative in the Gulf region.  From a small beginning opposite Al Mulla Plaza, through its landmark presence on Jumeirah Road to its current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD is now recognized as being an integral part of Dubai.

As an independent UAE institution of higher education, UOWD attracts students not just from the UAE and Australia but from all over the world. Approximately 3,500 students representing almost a hundred nationalities are currently enrolled at UOWD and enjoy a quality academic experience.

UOWD offers a variety of specialist Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in its three faculties – Business & Management, Finance & Accounting, and Computer Science & Engineering, which are directly linked to the human resource needs of the UAE.

All UOWD degree programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In addition, the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) includes UOWD in its audits of UOW. The internationally recognised qualifications enable UOWD graduates to pursue rewarding careers in Dubai’s burgeoning employment market. UOWD Alumni include many high profile graduates placed in prominent positions in both the public and private sectors across the region.