Thu 13-04-2017 10:58 AM

Dubai International Academic City celebrates 10 years of landmark growth and higher education achievements

DUBAI, 13th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai International Academic City, DIAC, this week marked 10 years of growth and achievements in the field of higher education, attributing its success to attracting academic partners focused on providing high-impact education.

With the highest concentration of International Branch Campuses, IBC’s, in the world, and a plethora of opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities, Dubai has emerged as a world class education hub for domestic and overseas students seeking international experience from reputed universities from around the world.

DIAC originally commenced operations in 2007 with 9,480 students, with the purpose of developing the region’s talent pool and helping to advance a knowledge-based economy in the UAE. Its educational hub spanning 18 million square feet and comprising state-of-the art facilities, was built to meet the increased demand in the Higher Education sector, hosting several leading IBCs.

A decade after its launch, DIAC is now a leading international education hub with 23 universities from nine countries. With over 25,000 students of 150 nationalities and more than 450 Degree programmes, DIAC continues to expand in line with the UAE’s requirements for higher education institutions.

Reflecting on this important milestone, Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of DIAC and Dubai Knowledge Park, said, "In the past 10 years, we have come a long way in redefining the education landscape in the UAE. We attribute our success to our "Incubator" business model, where we encourage our academic partners to start small, demonstrate value, and grow organically."

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