Established by Queen Victoria in 1900 as Great Britain’s first civic university, The University of Birmingham has long celebrated students from all religions and backgrounds. This November it plans to become the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai.
Birmingham is already known for its excellence in research, with its staff having received 11 Nobel Prizes.
The institution has pioneered organ transplants, discovered gravitational waves and furthered the understanding of Shakespeare.
The University explained in a blog post that this “landmark announcement marks the latest phase in the University of Birmingham’s global expansion and builds on the University’s international teaching activities in Singapore and China, and its extensive international research collaborations.”
For more than a century, we have been welcoming international students to our campus in Birmingham and for the last 20 years have been providing opportunities for students to study on University of Birmingham degree programmes at partner institutions, including in China and Singapore. We have 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. University of Birmingham Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood
The University of Birmingham Dubai will initially offer courses in Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Primary and Secondary Teacher Education, with plans for more programmes to be offered in future.
It will be located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) – an education hub with 26 universities. The first phase is set to open in autumn 2017 with the first students starting their studies in September 2018.
Find out more at birmingham.ac.uk/dubai