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University of Birmingham officially opens new campus in Dubai

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal with VIP guests opening the University of Birmingham Dubai first campus building

The University of Birmingham has officially opened its campus in Dubai – becoming the first global top 100 and UK Russell Group university to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub.

University of Birmingham Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood was joined by distinguished guests to cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the University of Birmingham Dubai (UBD) phase 1 campus, in Dubai International Academic City.

Sir David and a select group of VIP guests took a tour of the University’s new facilities as preparations continue to welcome the first students in September this year.

The ribbon cutting was followed by an evening reception at the British Embassy in Dubai attended by approximately 100 guests from Dubai and the UAE and senior members of the University.

Opening the University of Birmingham Dubai supports the UAE’s vision of developing a competitive economy driven by knowledge and innovation, as well as Dubai’s goal of building an international education hub.

The University of Birmingham Dubai will open its doors to students in September 2018, offering degrees that will be taught, examined and accredited to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on its UK campus.

University of Birmingham Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood said: “I am delighted to open our campus in Dubai and look forward to opening our doors to the first cohort of students to the University of Birmingham Dubai in September.

“I would like to thank our partners here in the UAE for their support in helping us achieve this milestone. We are a global university and, for more than 20 years, have provided opportunities for students to study on our degree programmes at partner institutions around the world.

“With strategic partnerships in the USA, Australia, China, and Brazil and active research collaborations across the world, opening a campus in Dubai is the next step in our global mission and demonstrates our ambition as an outward looking, world-class institution.

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