Lebanese based University of Balamand is set to open in Dubai, Dubai Investments recently announced. The University’s first UAE campus will open in Dubai Investments Park (DIP) in September.
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.
The UOBD is the first university in DIP, which has seven schools offering a wide array of international curricula. Its campus at DI House – DIP is spread across approximately 75,000 square feet. This will be UOBD’s first campus outside Lebanon, where it operates five campuses.
According to a statement issued by the authorities, admissions for the September intake are now under way.
The UOBD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education. The university has a strong focus on Engineering and Science streams, UOBD will offer undergraduate programs in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
UOBD also intends to offer Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and Professional Teaching Diploma. All degrees are based on the American model of higher education.
Khalid Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of Dubai Investments, said: “Driven by the UAE government’s emphasis on the higher education sector and a knowledge-based economy, the private sector higher education segment in the country is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent. Dubai Investments is committed to play a strong role in facilitating this knowledge-sharing. Bringing the University of Balamand in Dubai is part of this strategy.”
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