RIT Dubai to launch new undergraduate programmes

Courses in engineering, business and computing to begin by September 2010

  • Staff report
  • Published: 19:52 October 31, 2009

Dubai: The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai plans to launch undergraduate programmes in engineering, business and computing by September 2010. The announcement came at the conclusion of a three-day visit by board members of RIT Dubai to New York.
Dr Mustafa A.G. Abu Shagur, president of RIT Dubai, said: “RIT Dubai currently offers postgraduate studies and advanced certificate courses in selected fields. We are now looking at expanding our portfolio and adding undergraduate programmes to our curriculum by next year … .”
Headed by Shaikh Khalid Bin Zayed Bin Saqer Al Nahyan as chairman, the RIT Dubai delegation met senior officials from RIT New York as part of regular board meetings. The progress of the Dubai campus was reviewed.
Members of the delegation included Dr Mohammad Al Zarouni, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Eesa Kazem, Chairman of the Dubai Financial Market, Dr Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost, James Watters, senior vice-president of finance and administration for RIT, Nabeel Habayeb, CEO of General Electric- Middle East and Asia.

Continuous development
Shaikh Khalid said: “Our meeting today stems from our commitment towards the creation of a knowledge-based economy and to support continuous development. During our meeting we focused on the importance of keeping pace with the latest educational programmes that support the requirements of the educational sector in Dubai.”
Dr Mohammad Al Zarouni said: “We discussed future opportunities and challenges… . It [the meeting] also presented us with the chance to explore and understand the technology, research and educational programmes of RIT New York and study further strategies for cooperation.”
The delegation later toured the RIT New York campus and was shown around the research and development facilities, as well as the nanotechnology, solar energy and micro-electronics faculties.

Editor's choice

More from friday

More from Wheels

More from aquarius

More from alpha

  • gold-leaf-bath
    Inside Downtown Design

    From chic and contemporary to modern and magnificent home wares, this year's exhibition is nothing short of extraordinary

  • Noura_Main
    Highly commended finalist: Noura Al Ramahi

    Along with our three fabulous finalists, the judges decided to include a Highly Commended category as the standard of entries to our competition was so high. This goes to Noura Al Ramahi for her stunning villa in Abu Dhabi. Well done Noura – it’s beautiful!

  • IO_141020_Home of the Year awar86
    In pictures: InsideOut Home of the Year Awards

    The InsideOut Home of the Year Awards 2014 party held at the Nawwara Bar at the JW Marriott Marquis on the 20th October went with a swing! Here’s our gallery of a really great night….

  • IO_141014_Casablanca_STF_Stefan07
    InsideOut Home Of The Year finalist: Dana Jaber

    Dana Jaber’s Al Barsha villa was considered by the judges to be bold, original and eclectic. We loved her individual approach to decorating which lends interest and unexpected touches to every room

  • Main_2
    InsideOut Home Of The Year finalist: Helena Brown

    Helena Brown’s home in Umm Suqeim was a favourite with the judges because of the many personal touches, and undeniable sense of comfort and style. Her interest in Feng Shui has helped achieve a calm relaxed ambience

More from insideout

Gulf News Twitter
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 2
  • Radio2Rock
  • Hayat FM
  • Josh
  • Smooth
  • GNBroadcasting