UOWD appoints Spedding as new president

DUBAI - The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has announced the appointment of Professor Trevor Spedding as the new University President.

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Published: Sat 23 Feb 2013, 9:10 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:40 AM

Professor Spedding joins UOWD from the University of Wollongong in Australia (UOW), where he was Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, the largest academic division of the University. Having been with UOW since 2005, Professor Spedding has worked alongside UOWD colleagues for many years, and brings considerable international experience in education, through his work in universities across the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

UOWD welcomes the new President at the beginning of a momentous year for the University, as 2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the institution’s establishment in Dubai. During the past 20 years, UOWD has enjoyed significant growth, now offering 25 accredited degree programs, hosting 3500 students and supporting a network of 6000 alumni across the Middle East and beyond.

Professor Spedding said: “I am delighted to be joining UOWD at such an exciting time for the institution. I have been working with the University for a number of years and have always been impressed by the dynamic outlook and professional approach of everyone involved with UOWD. It is an exciting opportunity for me to work in a truly diverse, multicultural environment, with an organisation that offers huge potential for growth.”

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