Since our launch in 2005, Heriot-Watt University Dubai has grown tremendously in the region and with the move to our new campus at Dubai Knowledge Park, we will continue to make a significant impact and deliver long-term benefits to the local community and the UAE economy. Our continued investment demonstrates our commitment to strengthening the UAE’s reputation as a top international destination of choice for higher education.
We recently received a five-star rating for the second time in a row in the second annual Higher Education Classification (HEC) ratings by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is a testament to how we strive for perfection.
A unique blend of teaching excellence, research-active faculty, strong industry links, rich heritage, community engagement, career-focused programmes, and diversity is what sets us apart from others in the region and better equips our graduates for the future.
Our staff and students will move to the new campus as of January 2021 – the same year Heriot-Watt celebrates its founding bicentenary. Our students will continue to enjoy the benefits of an enriched learning experience and outstanding graduate outcomes for many years to come. This move is a key part of delivering Heriot-Watt’s ambitious six-year strategy (Strategy 2019-25) for the University and demonstrates our commitment to the region and growth plans for the future.
Our new campus is set to further enhance the student experience with a digitally enabled learning environment supporting the delivery of the university’s portfolio of programmes including 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 for administration support, enhanced library and social learning spaces, as well as a wide range of digitally enhanced classrooms, seminar rooms, studios and laboratories. It will also include a state-of-the-art robotarium as part of its mechanical engineering laboratory.