Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the campus of University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] is in advanced stages of completion prior to its opening in September 2018.

Spread across approximately 8,000 square metres, the UOBD campus in Dubai Investments House in Dubai Investments Park [DIP] will be equipped with the most modern classrooms, laboratories and resource centres to enhance the learning process for approximately 1,200 students. Fit-out work and latest technological innovations in classrooms and laboratories are currently being finalized.

A high-level delegation from the University of Balamand, led by Dr Elie Salem, President of University of Balamand [UOB], and accompanied by Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Investments, recently conducted a site visit of the new campus to monitor the progress.

UOBD will be the first university in DIP and admissions for September 2018 intake are currently under way. The DIP campus will be also the first for UOB outside Lebanon, where it operates five campuses.

Khalid Bin Kalban said: “Amidst a robust demand in the UAE higher education sector, Dubai Investments is committed to play a strong role by bringing world-class educational institutions to the country. The launch of University of Balamand in Dubai in September, backed by its legacy in the region, is part of this strategy to enhance the segment, which is witnessing a compounded annual growth of over 8%. At UOBD, students will have access to high-quality education and proven expertise of its faculty and management.”

UOBD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and will offer undergraduate Bachelor of Science [B.S.] programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. All programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation [CAA], a government-run institutional licensure and degree accreditation department of MOE.

UOBD will also offer Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] in English Language and Literature and Professional Teaching Diploma. All degrees are based on the American model of higher education.

Founded in 1988, the University of Balamand is a private, independent educational institution of higher education with over 5,700 students in its rolls across its five campuses in Lebanon, which provide 70 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate majors and six post-graduate programs.


Source: Cicero and Bernay