DUBAI- Dubai Investments has announced that the University of Balamand in Dubai, UOBD, its wholly-owned subsidiary, is set to open its first campus in Dubai Investments Park, DIP, in September 2018.
This is the first university in investment park, which has seven schools offering a wide array of international curricula.
The UOBD campus is spread across approximately 75,000 square feet. This is the first campus of University of Balamand outside Lebanon, where it operates five campuses. The UOBD admissions for September 2018 intake are under way, and it is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education, MoE.
Khalid bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of DI, said, "Driven by the UAE government’s emphasis on the higher education sector and a knowledge-based economy, the private sector higher education segment in the country is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 8 percent. Dubai Investments is committed to play a strong role in facilitating this knowledge-sharing. Bringing the University of Balamand in Dubai is part of this strategy." Dr. Walid Moubayed, CEO and Vice-Chancellor of UOBD, said, "The University of Balamand – Lebanon has a strong legacy of offering holistic education to equip the future generations for the competitive world. The UOBD is thrilled to bring this expertise to the UAE and GCC through its comprehensive academic programmes."
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