Dubai: The UAE on Monday has announced the establishment of the first design university in the region, with a curriculum that will be jointly developed with top international institutions — the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and New York's Parson School of Design.
Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), with a capacity for 550 students, will be a private non-profit educational institution located in a 100,000-square-foot facility within the creative community at Dubai Design District (d3) and is expected to open by September 2018, it was revealed.
DIDI will offer the region’s first-ever Bachelor of Design degree in collaboration with MIT and Parsons.
The institute will set up Dubai globally as a design leader, officials said during an announcement.
The undergraduate university will offer a world class curriculum that will help create a new generation of skilled people in the region, by using design as the vehicle for change to help shape the future of civilizations and contribute to the happiness of societies.
The campus has been designed by Foster + Partners and will create a unique learning environment for students to create and showcase their innovation and creativity.