New university to open in Dubai Investments Park

More than 70 academic undergraduate programmes and 55 master’s degree courses will be launched as part of a new campus planned for opening in Dubai Investments Park.


Muaz Shabandri

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Published: Tue 25 Nov 2014, 9:34 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:50 PM

Dubai Investments and The University of Balamand (UoB), a non-profit higher education institution based in Lebanon, will develop the campus. The academic facility will also be UoB’s first outside Lebanon — where it currently operates four campuses.

Khalid bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of Dubai Investments, said, “Education is one of the fastest growing areas of the UAE economy, driven by a burgeoning population, rising demands for quality education and growing spending propensity. The University of Balamand offers a unique model in higher education based on the principles of innovation and learning, to help open exciting career avenues in today’s knowledge economy and we are happy to work closely with the experts in the field to facilitate their new campus within DIP.”

Dr Michel Najjar, vice-president for Development, Administration and Public Affairs at The University of Balamand, said, “Our MoU with Dubai Investments is in line with our commitment to prepare students in the UAE and GCC for today’s competitive world by offering the latest technology and business trends through our comprehensive academic programs.”

Founded in 1988, The University of Balamand has over 5,300 students in its rolls across its campuses.

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