Expansive premises welcomes students for Autumn intake
University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the first international university and the highest-ranked Australian university in the UAE, has opened the door to its state-of-the-art campus located at Dubai Knowledge Park. Set to welcome students for the Autumn intake in September 2020, the sprawling 200,000 square feet ‘Campus of the Future’ aims to cater to the anticipated surge in international students as the world adopts a more globalised approach to higher education.
Featuring a modern architectural design that combines traditional and innovative learning spaces, and fitted out with cutting-edge technologies to facilitate the teaching of the university’s best-in-class programs, the new campus is set to offer an enriching educational experience that meets the demands of today’s student population. UOWD’s new campus is also expected to support teaching staff and community research projects.
The campus includes dedicated learning and meeting rooms, small classrooms that can accommodate up to 40 students, large classrooms for up to 80 students, an exhibition space, a recruitment lounge, a student lounge, an ultramodern auditorium and a café. The premises also houses laboratories specialising in chemistry, thermodynamics, manufacturing, physics, robotics, media and communications, cybersecurity, networking and gaming, to name a few.
UOWD President Professor Mohamed Salem said the new campus embodies UOWD’s commitment to offering students the most advanced learning journey in the region, and reflects the university's passion for innovation in the field of higher education. "As the world shifts towards blended learning and the digitalisation of the conventional education model, the launch of our new campus is particularly timely - incorporating traditional and modern teaching elements that are critical for today’s students to excel,” said Professor Salem. Read the full story here.