Murdoch University Dubai campus expansion now official

Date Published: June 20, 2015

University to expand in September as enrolments surge
Dubai, UAE 1 June 2015: After six years of organic growth and success in delivering Australian academic excellence in the UAE, Murdoch University Dubai is set to double the size of its campus this September. Since 2008, the university has grown from strength to strength and is currently preparing to welcome over 900 students this September.

Dan Adkins, Academic Director of Murdoch University Dubai, said “The expansion of the campus is a result of the university’s strategic direction and growth plans. The January intake alone witnessed a record breaking 44 % year on year rise in enrolments”

“I am very pleased that our student enrolment and overall student load have increased sharply”, said Dr Max Sully, Dean and Academic President.

“We are also setting new standards for the academic quality and significantly enhancing the quality of campus life” he added.

The university’s student life has played a key role in the new campus that will house a generous recreation room which will give students access to all-day gaming and entertainment options as well as conference facilities and quiet study spaces.

 Murdoch University Dubai’s extended campus will also add nine additional state-of-the-art smart classrooms and two high capacity lecture theatres. These facilities will be in addition to Murdoch Dubai’s world class TV and radio studios, newsrooms, and advanced editing suites.

The growth in campus size is also attributed to the university’s academic infrastructure provider, Global Institute Middle East Limited (GIMEL). Rakesh Wahi, Co-Founder for GIMEL said, “Since our inception eight years ago, we have achieved exceptional results and growth through excellence in teaching, innovation, and through excellent student experiences. I am extremely proud of our team and these achievements”.

Murdoch University Dubai was established to cater to the UAE’s growing demands in the Business, IT, Education and Media industries. The expanded campus will allow the university to accommodate up to 1800 undergraduate and postgraduate students at full capacity.

The university will soon be releasing information on the inauguration of the new campus. For more information, contact the Murdoch Dubai Press Office at 04 435 5700 or attend the Murdoch Open Night on Friday 12 June 2015 at Towers Rotana Sheikh Zayed Road from 4pm to 8pm.

About Murdoch University Dubai:
Murdoch University Dubai is a core campus of one of Australia’s leading research, learning and teaching universities. Since 2008, Murdoch’s campus at Dubai International Academic City has built its reputation through academic excellence in the field of Media, Business, Education and IT. Murdoch University is ranked 65th in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old. Murdoch University has also received a five star graduate employment rating by in the Good Universities Guide 2015. All programs offered are fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) in Australia and certified by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai.

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