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Middlesex University Dubai announces expansion plans at Dubai Knowledge Park


Middlesex University Dubai continues to grow from strength to strength with a student population of more than 3,400 as it announces its plan to expand in 2020 at Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), part of TECOM Group.

The growth plans will enable Middlesex University Dubai to increase its capacity to accommodate up to an additional 1000 students as well as expanding its programme portfolio.

The partnership was signed on Monday 7 October by Dr Mohamad Hamade, General Manager, Middlesex Associates, and Managing Director of DKP, Mr Mohammad Abdullah in the presence of Malek Al Malek, Group CEO of TECOM Group, and Senior Management from the University,

Commenting on the announcement, Dr Cedwyn Fernandes Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Middlesex University Dubai said: “Since Middlesex University opened its first overseas branch campus in Dubai in January 2005, it has witnessed record student enrollment figures year-on-year, as we continue to launch new programmes in line with industry demand and an ever-changing market.”

“It is with great pride that we sign this contract with TECOM Group, formalising the campus expansion, which represents the tireless work of our staff and faculty as we continue to provide students with quality British higher education that will be the foundation they need to succeed and flourish after they graduate,” he added.

Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City, said: “With the rising demand for quality international higher education in the region, and the significant progress the UAE has made towards building a knowledge-based economy, it is important for us to have universities such as Middlesex as part of our community, ensuring that students can benefit from internationally accredited degrees and programmes that meet the demands of jobs of the future.”

He added, “Middlesex University was one of our first academic partners to launch an international branch campus here in our thriving education community. We congratulate the university on their continuous growth which will surely cement their reputation as a leading international university in the region.”

Tristan de Boysson, CEO of Amanat and Board Member of Middlesex University Dubai said “We are delighted with the prospects of growth that Middlesex University Dubai are expecting and are confident in their ability to deliver value to all its stakeholders. The University has continued to demonstrate its ability to outperform the rapidly growing higher education market and is well positioned in the region to capitalise on the growing transnational student population. We are optimistic that the academic year ahead will continue to reflect a steady growth of enrollments”.

He added: “Middlesex University Dubai is strategically positioned to enable us to explore growth opportunities in the region and build on our Higher Education platform through our portfolio of brands and our unique investment offering.” 

The University campus recently underwent major refurbishments for the September 2019 intake of students. With the launch of the BA Honours Fashion Design degree programme, the University opened a specialist Fashion Studio, featuring a runway and other state-of-the-art equipment. Supporting the demand for students to explore and understand emerging technologies, the University also launched a brand new Robotics Lab, Data Science Centre and a second Graphic Design studio equipped with advanced technology.

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