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Academic Village & Knowledge City in Dubai

Academic Village & Knowledge City in Dubai


Just to clarify the difference between Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Academic City. DIAC is based inside Dubai Academic City and has been established as a tertiary institute free zone, as for Dubai Academic City it is mainly established to contain the primary, secondary and K-12 schools.

  • American University in the Emirates
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani
  • Cambridge College International Dubai
  • French Fashion University Esmod
  • Hamdan Bin Mohamed e-University (HBMeU)
  • Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
  • Hult International Business School
  • Institute of Management Technology
  • Islamic Azad University
  • JSS Education Foundation
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Manchester Business School Worldwide
  • Manipal University, Dubai Campus
  • Michigan State University Dubai (MSU Dubai)
  • Middlesex University, Dubai Campus
  • Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai
  • S P Jain Center of Management
  • SAE Institute
  • Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics
  • Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)
  • Syrian Virtual University
  • The British University in Dubai
  • The University of Exeter
  • The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)
  • Universitas 21 Global Pte Ltd
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Phoenix

Knowledge Village

The Knowledge Village (KV) was created to retain and develop regional talent needed to drive the creation of a knowledge economy, to respond to changes in overseas education, and to maximize on the large youth population in the region. It was established as a regional meeting point between Middle Eastern students and global education providers.

The Knowledge Village

In 2003, Dubai Knowledge Village was launched in line with the vision of H.H. Shaykh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. The KV was founded as a third business entity of Dubai TECOM Free Zone along with Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. In founding the KV, Sheikh Muhammad was in a way recreating the success of California’s Silicon Valley by attracting a large number of famous international universities, professional training centers, e-learning providers, and research and development centers from around the world. His vision was that as these clusters grow, they will interact, thus complementing and contributing to each other’s growth and creating a vibrant knowledge economy base.


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