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 21 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 4,000 students from over 100 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.
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 amongst the leading universities in the world – UOW in Dubai represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the Gulf region.
From humble beginnings opposite Al Mulla Plaza, through the landmark presence on Jumeirah Road, to our current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD has become recognised as an integral part of Dubai’s academic landscape.
Internationally Accredited University in Dubai
All UOWD academic programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and quality assured by the University of Wollongong in Australia, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOW Australia is the 12th highest ranked Australian University and has achieved five out of five stars in all six educational categories assessed by the Good Universities Guide 2014. Against this benchmark, students at UOWD can be assured an international standard of education, earning a degree that is recognised locally and can be transferred to an Australian qualification on completion of study.
The University's faculties are operated by locally and internationally recruited academics, with extensive teaching, business and industry experience. They bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledge gained from research and professional practice in their respective fields, providing students with a stimulating, multi-dimensional academic environment. Classes are small in student numbers, allowing the Lecturers to cater to individual learning needs.
UOWD is an ideal choice for overseas students looking for an internationally accredited degree, close to home. Tuition and living costs are lower than comparative programs of study in the US or UK and international, non-resident students can benefit from a simplified visa application process. Our internationally recognised qualifications enable UOWD graduates to pursue rewarding careers and our 7,500 alumni include many high profile graduates in senior positions in public and private sectors across the region.
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