Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2013

Dubai International Academic City programme portfolio set to grow by 10% due to Industry demand

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) announced that its universities would be increasing the number of courses on offer by more than 10% for the 2013/14 Academic Year.dubai industrial

In direct response to industry demand, universities including Amity, Heriot Watt and IMT will add an additional 35 degrees in tourism and hospitality, engineering and accounting to their existing portfolio, bringing the total number of degrees to 355. Of the new courses, 11 will be undergraduate, 17 postgraduate and 7 PHD programmes*.

News of the new programmes follows a record year at Dubai International Academic City, which has seen the likes of the University of Wollongong Dubai, Middlesex University and Amity University significantly increase their presence in Dubai – growth that is, in part, due to increased student numbers (20,000) and student enrolment numbers (26%).

Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Dubai International Academic City, said: “We are delighted to see our universities expanding the number of programmes on offer in 2013/14 – particularly STEM subjects such as engineering, along with tourism and hospitality and accounting. We see this as a sure sign that the higher education sector in the region is responding to the demands of local industry and providing a range of programmes that not only educate local students, but increase their prospects of employment upon graduation.

Source : WAM

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