Middlesex University to open at Knowledge Village Dubai
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, July 11 - 2004 at 12:11
- PRESS RELEASE
Middlesex University, UK, figuring in the list of top-twenty British universities is soon to have its own campus at Knowledge Village, Dubai.
Speaking at the formal announcement of the opening, Dr. Terry Butland, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University and Director of Middlesex International said: "Middlesex University is renowned, not just in the UK, but across the world as especially tuned into the needs and aspirations of international students, with 20% students at our UK campuses coming from outside the European Union countries. We wish to take this diversity to a higher level by making it easier for the global student community to acquire very high quality British education in places nearer to home at substantially lower costs. We think that the Knowledge Village is the best place to start this process."
Commenting on Middlesex University's move, Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, CEO of Knowledge Village said: "It is a great honour for us to have such a prestigious university at the Knowledge Village campus. It has been our endeavour to attract world's top educational institutions here and the advent of Middlesex University is proof that we are on the right track in achieving this objective, by providing world-class infrastructure, facilities and support to our business partners here at Knowledge Village."
Obaid Ghanim Al Mutaiwie, Director Middlesex Associates, cited the difficulties in executing a project of this magnitude: "From the day we started research on the project till today, it has taken us two years to realize our dream. We started out with a singular vision in front of us- to bring one of the world's best education providers here to Dubai, so our children do not have to travel to far off countries in search of high quality international education, like we had to. Today, with this announcement of the opening of Middlesex University's campus at Knowledge Village, we are witnessing the first step towards the realization of that dream."
Misho Ravic, Managing Director, Middlesex Associates, who played a key role in bringing this project to fruition, said: "It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of a project of this magnitude- especially so since it concerns the education of our future generations- something very close to my heart. I believe that this phenomenon of internationalisation of education will change the way we perceive education itself."
Middlesex University Dubai - a joint venture between Middlesex University and Middlesex Associates - a business consortium in Dubai - will be the first Middlesex campus outside north London. Spread over nearly 50,000 sq. ft., the first Middlesex University programmes will be offered to students in Dubai from January 2005. "Middlesex University Dubai is a major milestone for us," explained Dr. Butland. "We're proud that our first campus outside the UK will be in this exciting, vibrant, modern place, where we feel very much at home. I'm looking forward to greeting the first cohort of students next January and seeing them graduate three years later."
Programs on Offer at Middlesex University Dubai (Degrees will be issued by Middlesex University, UK)
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