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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Birmingham University to open campus in the Gulf

The University of Birmingham's plan to open a campus in Dubai is the latest example of universities expanding with international branches.
Vice-chancellor Sir David Eastwood said the campus in the Gulf would show the university's "global mission".
The first phase of Birmingham's new outpost in the United Arab Emirates will open in the autumn.
But most of the undergraduate and graduate courses, to be taught in English, will run from autumn 2018.
While Dubai's shopping malls have collections of big-brand international shops, the Gulf state also has an expanding line-up of high-status international universities.
Birmingham's new base will be in Dubai International Academic City, a purpose-built campus opened a decade ago, which already houses 26 universities from nine countries, with 25,000 students.

Academic exports

Students will be able to get a full University of Birmingham degree without having to leave the Gulf.
Dubai already has branches of UK universities such as Exeter, Bradford, London Business School and Heriot-Watt.
These rub shoulders alongside universities from Australia, the United States, Ireland, India and Russia.
Not far away, in Abu Dhabi, there are branches of the Sorbonne from France and New York University from the US.
Source By BBC.COM



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