Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai Campus has revealed outstanding growth figures as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Heriot-Watt was the first international university to open a campus in Dubai International Academic City, in 2005.
The 10th anniversary was marked with a celebratory dinner hosted by University Principal Professor Richard. Williams and Professor Ammar Kaka, Vice-Principal and Head of the Dubai Campus.
The number of students at the Dubai Campus has grown substantially from 120 students in 2005 to almost 4,000 students from over 100 countries in 2015, making it the fastest growing campus in Dubai and the UAE.
Professor Williams said, “This celebration not only marks Heriot-Watt University’s 10th anniversary in the United Arab Emirates but also demonstrates our appreciation for our team and partners in helping us to achieve significant milestones throughout the past ten years.”
Andy McDonald, Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Scottish Development International said, “The opening of the Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus 10 years ago was a bold step for Scottish Education in the UAE. The growth of the Campus over the last 10 years is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the University, the staff and the students to represent Scotland and demonstrate its world-class education in the Middle East.”
Professor Kaka added, “Developing educational and professional expertise in STEM subjects aligns us closely with the sustainable economic ambitions of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. The growth in our student numbers is the clearest indicator that our programmes, teaching and environment have been world-class in the past decade and we look forward to building on that standard over the next ten years.”