Hyderabad: Established in 1993, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) was the first international and Australian university in the UAE which is a part of a global brand that has campuses in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia. With a proud Australian heritage, UOWD is one of the United Arab Emirates’ oldest and most prestigious universities. Situated in Knowledge Park in Dubai, UAE, the UOWD campus has an impressive infrastructure and provides a plethora of educational and recreational facilities to its students.
UOWD’s programs are tailored to meet the demands and needs of today’s global employment market. With the support of industry experts, it integrates real-world practices with theory to ensure that students are equipped to address complex business problems. Programs include foundation courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees spanning 10 industry sectors, including engineering, business, IT, education studies, nursing, communications and media. In addition, UOWD College offers a wide range of general and pre-tertiary language courses and communication development programs. These programs are intrinsically linked to the development of the UAE.
The UOW in Dubai is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) as the first blended learning higher education institution in the region. All academic programmes at UOWD are accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs through the Commission for Academic Accreditation. UOWD also holds an academic authorisation from the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority. In addition, all UOWD programs are quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency, the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. As a dual-accredited institution, UOWD students are able to receive either UAE or Australian qualifications. UOWD degrees are recognised within the UAE, in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. UOWD delivers an academic curriculum and teaching practices that reflect the quality and standards of UOW Australia, which is globally ranked among the top 200 universities and is among the world’s top 1 per cent of institutions for graduate employment outcomes.
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) Global university rankings among the world’s top 200 universities: 188th – Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities (ARTU) 2019; 196th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2021. Among the world’s top 250 universities: 220th – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019; 238th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. One of the best modern universities: 14th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021; 26th in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020. Global leader in social and economic impact: 31st in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020, recognising UOW for its social and economic impact, based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. UOWD has 5+ star rating according to QS World University Rankings 2021. UOW is consistently rated in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of its graduates: Rated 62nd in the world for graduate employment rates; Rated 128th in the world for partnerships with employers; Ranked in the 171-180 band overall.
UOWD has over 10,000 alumni worldwide including many notable people; Robert Rabie works as the vice-president of infrastructure for Graham Construction & Engineering; Richard Gouverneur is the Managing Director (MD) of Jaguar Land Rover for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa; Montaha Hidefi is a member of the Color Marketing Group’s board of directors; Ibrahim Al Najjar is the IT Director of DP World; Aashish Sharma founded the Singapore Beverage Nepal, a Nepalese beverage company; Farhana Zaman serves as the Senior External Reporting Advisor for DXC Technology-a leading IT services company; Sunil Ramakrishnan is the founder of the Nature2Nature (N2N) Ecosystem.
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