Heriot-Watt University is building on its commitment to deliver high quality education and research in Dubai by announcing its relocation to a brand-new campus in 2021.
The University, which has operated in Dubai since 2005 and recently earned a prestigious five-star ranking from Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), has signed a 10-year lease for a 218,000 sq. ft campus in Dubai Knowledge Park.
Staff and students will move to the new campus as of January 2021 – the same year Heriot-Watt celebrates its founding bicentenary.
The modern campus is set to enhance further the student experience with a digitally enabled learning environment supporting the delivery of the University’s portfolio of programmes including in data science, computing and AI, business, accounting and finance, psychology, architecture and design, construction and engineering.
The campus will include a dedicated student hub, a central student services centre, enhanced library and social learning spaces, as well as the wide range of digitally enhanced classrooms, seminar rooms, studios, and laboratories. The University’s in-house recording studios will also allow the creation of digital materials for a more engaging and interactive learning experience. Furthermore, a new business and enterprise locale will generate increased opportunities for students to engage directly with business and industry, providing graduates with unique learning experiences.
Dubai Knowledge Park location
Dubai Knowledge Park sits adjacent to Dubai Media City as well as Dubai Internet City and boasts excellent transport links such as the Dubai Metro and Tramway. It holds more than 500 businesses and has established itself as a centre of excellence for higher education and professional development.
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