- About UOWD
Established in 1993, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is the first international Australian university in the UAE, and is now part of a global brand that has campuses in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
With over 27-year track record, the University offers internationally-recognised degrees that are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of UAE’s Ministry of Education, licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and quality assured by Tertiary Education Quality of and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia.
UOWD’s curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which ranks among the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2022). The institution offers over 40 bachelor and master degrees spanning 10 industry sectors, such as engineering, business, ICT, healthcare, communications and media. These degrees are formally recognised by leading professional organisations such as AACSB, CIPD, ACCA, CPA, AHRI, CIM, CIMA, CIPS, EFQM and ACS.
UOWD has a strong cohort of highly qualified academic staff, each holding PhD degrees and recognised as leaders in their fields of expertise, with strong global and industry ties. UOWD’s faculty members are active researchers, involved in research activities across 100 different fields.
UOWD boasts many alumni who have made a mark across the world through notable contributions in various industries and professional sectors at leading multinational organisations such as Microsoft, GE, IBM, Deloitte, Fedex, 3M, Adidas, Amazon, Emirates, Etisalat, ADCB and Pepsico.
UOWD offers international students the opportunity to transfer between the university’s campuses for a holistic global higher education experience, and degrees can either be issued from Australia or the UAE.
As part of its continued pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, industry engagement and student experience, UOWD inaugurated its new purpose-built 200,000-square-foot campus at Dubai Knowledge Park in 2020. Featuring cutting-edge technologies, modern architecture, and a mix of traditional and innovative learning spaces, the campus provides an enriched experience to meet the demands of today’s student population, while supporting the teaching staff and community research projects.
UOWD is the first international accredited Australian university in the UAE, and currently has over 3,500 students from 108 nationalities and a global community of 152,000 alumni.