Dubai Investments, a leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the new campus of its wholly-owned subsidiary University of Balamand Dubai [UOBD] is fully complete and ready to welcome students strating from next month.
The UOBD campus, spread across 8,000 sq m at Dubai Investments Park [DIP], offers the most-modern classrooms, three laboratories for science subjects and one for engineering besides faculty and administrative offices.
The campus, equipped to accommodate 1,200 students, will be the first university in DIP, said the statement.
The orientation of the 2018-19 cohort will be held on August 26 at 10am. During the event, attendees will meet fellow students as well as faculty members and will also have the chance to explore the campus and its facilities.
Regular classes for the fall semester will commence from September 2, it added.
Dr Walid Moubayed, CEO and Vice-Chancellor, said: “UOBD is set to open its doors to world-class education right here in the UAE. Through its high-quality educational programmes and proven expertise over the past three decades, the university aims to provide a modern and holistic educational environment for students in the UAE and region.”
Licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education, UOBD offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science [BS] programmes in chemical engineering, civil engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
All programmes are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, a government-run institutional licensure and degree accreditation department of MoE.
The UOBD is the first venture for University of Balamand [UOB] outside of Lebanon, where it operates five campuses.
Founded in 1988, UOB is a private, independent educational institution of higher education with over 5,700 students in its rolls across its campuses in Lebanon, which provide 70 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate majors and six post-graduate programs, said the statement.
The university plans to introduce Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management and Risk Management & Insurance specialties for the 2019-20 academic year, and the Architecture Studies, Graphic and Interior Design in 2020-21, it added.-TradeArabia News Service