Welcome to Dubai, “the desert’s most exciting city”! Situated on the north-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates which comprises the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country where the dust of the desert is clearing to reveal one of the most vibrant and dynamic international cities of the 21st century.
Dubai is both a lively international business and IT hub and a laid-back tourist escape; a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era. These contrasts give Dubai its unique flavor and personality; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle, yet with a culture deeply rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia.
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.
UOWD offers a variety of specialist Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in the areas of Business and Information Technology 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 and are also audited by the Australian Universities Quality Agency. Their internationally recognized 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.
The UAE educational system comprises of a variety of academic institutions - Schools, Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, there are several training institutes that offer professional qualification and training programs in various fields. Each institution has it's own objective, structure, and admission requirements.
There are several private institutions where enrollment is open to any student who meets the admission requirements. UOWD is one of the UAE oldest universities and the first Australian university in Dubai licensed by the UAE government. 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. UOWD offers a variety of specialist Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in the areas of Business and Information Technology which are directly linked to the human resource needs of the UAE.