University of Europe for Applied Sciences opens campus in Dubai

Left to right: Sybille Pfaff, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dubai, Aisha Abdulla Miran, Director General of the KHDA, and Professor Maurits van Rooijen, President of UE Dubai I Picture: Supplied
The campus is located at One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre 

Dubai, Apr 24, 2024: The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) has opened its campus in Dubai. The campus located at One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre, marks the establishment of the first German university in the UAE. Sybille Pfaff, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dubai expressed her excitement about the opening stating, “The inauguration of the first German private university in Dubai introduces German academic excellence to the UAE, especially in the forward-thinking city of Dubai. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact this milestone brings to the communities in UAE. The Consulate General will steadfastly support UE in building collaborations with German businesses, brands and communities.” 

Aisha Abdulla Miran, Director General of the KHDA, welcomed the university, saying, “We are counting on the university to shape the next generation of future thinkers and innovators who will contribute to the growth and development of Dubai in line with the D33.” 

“The opening of University of Europe in Dubai is a landmark event, not merely for the unveiling of our academic offerings but for the establishment of a gateway to innovation and excellence in higher education outside Germany, particularly Dubai, the thriving business and innovation hub of the Middle East,” says Professor Maurits van Rooijen, President of UE Dubai. 

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Dubai is officially recognised by the Brandenburg Ministry of Science, Research and Culture in Germany and offers a comprehensive suite of programmes tailored to meet the needs of the modern workforce including MBA in Diplomacy, Master of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Arts in Visual & Experience Design and Master of Science in Data Science, providing students with all the skills needed for their success through an interdisciplinary learning approach. All master’s programmes are offered in standard track (2 years) and fast track (1.5 years) formats. 

The university will also offer per September two Bachelor of Science programmes: one in Business and Management Studies, and another in Digital Business & Data Science. 

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Dubai has established strategic partnerships with German organisations in UAE, including DHL and the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) to enrich its students’ educational journey by providing hands-on experiences and expanded professional networks. Additionally, the university offers opportunities for cross-campus mobility between its Dubai campus and German campuses, facilitating international knowledge exchange and the sharing of ideas and experiences among students from diverse backgrounds. 

Applications are now open for UE Dubai. 

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