De Montfort University opens new campus in Dubai

The Dubai campus will give the university ‘an unparalleled seat at the world’s table’, says vice-chancellor

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has opened its first overseas campus in Dubai.

DMU Dubai, which has been created in partnership with Study World Higher Education Services, has a variety of purpose-built rooms and facilities, including a 700-seater auditorium, mechanical and electrical labs, and fashion and design studios.

Dr Vidhya Vinod, CEO of Study World Higher Education Services, said: “Our international network will help attract students from over 120 countries and we look forward to providing high-quality, employment-focused degrees to students.”

Professor Katie Normington, vice chancellor of DMU, said: “A campus in Dubai offers, for us, an unparalleled seat at the world’s table, a place from which we can really contribute to setting a global agenda. And, in turn, we have a lot to offer to this city.”

Our international network will help attract students from over 120 countries – Dr Vidhya Vinod, Study World Higher Education Services

The opening of the Dubai campus coincides with DMU’s participation at Expo 2020, a six-month festival aiming to share ideas from various sectors from around the world. At the festival, the university will be hosting debates and panel discussions on topics such as the future of education, sustainable learning and the role of universities in helping students become entrepreneurs.

Dr Ridon said: “We know that regardless of discipline, developing graduates for successful trajectories beyond university is of critical importance. Enabling our graduates to have a positive impact, whether that be through creating value that is economic, social, cultural, or environmental – or indeed a mixture of each, is the embodiment of our success.”

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