Ras Al Khaimah: The United Kingdom-based University of Stirling has opened a branch campus in Ras Al Khaimah in partnership with Planet CORE International Education.

Velanand, managing director of Planet CORE, while announcing the opening of the campus, said: “University of Stirling RAK will provide opportunities for students to study in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Initially, from September 2018, these will include the highly rated, flagship Management School programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.”

The programmes available for enrolment from September onwards will be: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance; BSc (Hons) Management; MSc Investment Analysis; and MSc Finance.

Velanand also confirmed that “degrees at the University of Stirling RAK will be taught, examined and accredited to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on the university’s UK campus in Stirling, Scotland”.

University of Stirling in the UK is ranked in the top 350 universities in the world as per the QS Rankings.

Velanand added: “In the following years, we will increase the portfolio of programmes. Along with programmes related to management, we will also explore possibilities of launching programmes in computing, Social sciences, economics, psychology and media.”