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| 19 February, 2017

University of Wollongong in Dubai announces major investment in campus expansion

A man walks past the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

A man walks past the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

UOWD to transform its campus with a 200,000 sqft expansion in a new dedicated building close to its current campus.

DUBAI, 19th February, 2017 (WAM) -- The University of Wollongong in Dubai, UOWD, has announced plans to transform its campus facilities with a 200,000 sq. ft. expansion in a new dedicated building close to its current campus. The announcement came with a groundbreaking ceremony presided over by senior executives from the university and TECOM Group.

Located in Dubai Knowledge Park, the new development will feature state-of-the-art facilities housed in a modern architectural design. The expansion represents a substantial investment by UOWD, consolidating its position as one of the UAE’s leading universities, providing a premier, international student experience.

Celebrating the groundbreaking were Gerard Seeber, Australian Consul-General in Dubai and Senior Trade Commissioner, MENA, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO of TECOM Group, Marisa Mastroianni, Group CEO of UOW Enterprises, Malek Al Malek, CEO of TECOM Business Parks, Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of DIAC and DKP and Professor Mohamed Salem, President of UOWD, amongst others.

The university has grown tremendously since it was established nearly 24 years ago and has become an integral part of the city’s academic landscape offering 35 high quality degree programmes, including the newly launched Executive MBA.

Professor Mohamed Salem said, "We are excited about the upcoming construction of the university’s new state-of-the-art campus and are pleased to partner with TECOM Group to make it a reality. We endeavour to provide our students with the best facilities possible to enhance their student experience and to increase our international footprint within the UAE."

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