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Community Engagement

The University is dedicated to engaging with the local community and wider society through public lectures, academic events and recreational activities. This dynamic two-way relationship helps communities engage in new activities and allows UOWD to draw support and inspiration from wider society, whilst contributing to the development of Dubai.

Annual events include:

Charity Events

Charity events are regularly conducted by the Student Representative Council and Student Services Department to raise funds for local good causes, including the Dubai Centre for Special Needs, Operation Smile and the Al Noor Centre for special needs. As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, the University also hosts a range of charity events including fun activities, entertainment and competitions, often organised by student volunteers. These events provide an opportunity for staff, volunteers and event participants to interact and learn more about each other’s activities.

Real World Innovative Solutions to Real World Problems (WISP)

WISP aspires to roll out a theme every semester (January – May, September – December). Based on the theme and industry chosen, students will form groups and attend two mentoring sessions by industry partners during the semester. Student groups will identify a problem area, analyse the problem in the chosen theme and industry to produce real world computer-based information solution using domain modelling system design techniques and CASE which will be judged by industry experts, providing valuable feedback to enrich student learning experience. 

Please refer to the Real World Innovative Solutions to Real World Problems (WISP) page for further information

Innovation Fair

UOWD’s Innovation Fair is and annual competition that showcases innovative software projects conducted by undergraduate final year students from universities across the UAE. Organised by the UOWD Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, the competition gives talented students the opportunity to secure prestigious internship placements with participating companies.  

Please refer to the Innovation Fair page for further information


UOWD’s Mathalon Competition is an annual event aimed at making maths fun. The competition attracts over 170 students from 30 leading schools across the UAE, who compete in a series of team-based activities to demonstrate their proficiency in various aspects of mathematics. Top performing students are awarded a UOWD scholarship, effective on their graduation from high school.

Please refer to the Mathalon page for further information.

Industry Expert Lecture Series

The UOWD Industry Expert Series is a forum of debate which brings together industry executives from the local community with UOWD faculty members and student representatives, to share the latest theoretical concepts and professional practices that are driving the current business environment.

Robotics Competition

UOWD’s Robotics Competition is an annual event that brings together students from across the UAE to compete in a series of skills tests. The competition provides primary, middle and high school students with the opportunity to enhance their technical skills by programming autonomous robots to complete a number of tasks. The event attracts over 100 participants, who compete for prizes, including UOWD scholarship opportunities.

Please refer to the Robotics Competition page for further information.

Tech-G STEAM e-Camp for Girls

Conceptualized and founded in 2016 by Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, based on her research and tried and tested model of engaging girls successfully towards STEM education career, Tech-G Camp is the first such initiative in the UAE that targets female students specifically. “In order to defeat the implicit bia against girls in this field, we need explicit actions,” says Dr Khan.

Please refer to the Tech-G STEAM e-Camp for Girls page for further information.

AppVision 2019

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) invites all high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12, from across the UAE to take part in the UOWD AppVision competition.

Please refer to the AppVision page for further information.

For more information in relation to ongoing events, or if you would like to discuss collaborating with UOWD on a future event, please contact [email protected]

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