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University of Dubai breaks ground on new campus site

University of Dubai, one of the top higher education institutions in the UAE, has announced the ground-breaking for its new premises located at Dubai Academic City.

The first phase of the new campus will be built on an area of 22,270 sq m with a capacity to serve up to 1,500 students.

The new premises will be equipped with a range of facilities including computer and language labs, rooms for debates, seminars and case studies, a library and breakout and study areas and conference room, a statement said.

Construction work will be completed in several stages with the first phase covering the University Centre, College of Business and College of IT, which will be completed and ready to operate for the start of the 2015 academic year.

The new campus has been designed according to green building standards and will be the only university in the region to be LEED certified once completed, the statement added.
Dr Eesa Bastaki, president, University of Dubai, said: "The ground-breaking of the new campus of University of Dubai comes in line with the strategic goals of the University which aims to enrich and develop the knowledge and academic sector.

"The new campus will raise the capacity of the students and the development of modern educational capabilities by adopting the latest teaching aids, which will create a highly qualified generation who will be well qualified to take on the current and future market needs and strengthen Dubai's position as a leader in various sectors of business."
Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, chairman of Dubai Chamber, added: "With the ground-breaking of the new campus, Dubai Chamber has come a long way since we launched the University of Dubai in 1997 as a major initiative in the education sector.

"The new premises are an investment for the future, particularly the future of our sons and daughters, and the future of the business environment in Dubai.
"Over these years, we have succeeded in creating future leaders who are now contributing to the process of sustainable development. And today, with the ground-breaking of the new campus, we are entering a new stage in our growth story.

"The new campus will be equipped to meet the requirements of the next phase of educational development, offering rich experiences for the students."

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