Tuesday 26 May 2020

Dubai’s UOBD kicks off second academic year

DUBAI, September 15, 2019

The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), spread across 8,000 sq m in Dubai Investments House and touted as the first university in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), recently welcomed new students for its second academic year.

As part of UOBD’s 2nd academic year orientation, a campus tour and insights into new majors offered at the university for the academic session 2019-20 for the new cohort of students was organized.

Introducing an enhanced module this year, UOBD introduced entrepreneurship, healthcare management, risk management & insurance specialties for the 2019-20 batch, planned for the spring 2020 intake, with the addition of architecture studies and graphic and interior design for the forthcoming academic year.

Dr Walid Moubayed, CEO and vice-chancellor of UOBD said,” At UOBD we ensure overall development of the students by providing them with course modules that are at par with the industry needs and are in line with creating a platform for them to pursue and excel in their respective fields. We are positive that we are preparing UOBD graduates who will assume leadership positions in the corporate and governmental sectors both nationally and internationally.”

Licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education, UOBD currently offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. All programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), a government-run institutional licensure and degree accreditation department of MOE and the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority).

Other courses on offer at UOBD comprise of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language and Literature, intended for spring 2020 commencement and Professional Teaching Diploma (TD) program. All degrees are based on the American model of higher education.

In addition to hands-on experience, the modules at UOBD provide students with an opportunity to get deeper insights into the realm of their specialization, enhancing expertise and improving competitiveness.

UOBD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, is located at Dubai Investments House in Dubai Investments Park [DIP]. The UOBD is backed by the long-standing reputation and legacy of the Lebanon-based University of Balamand (UOB).

UOB has over 5,700 students in its rolls across its five campuses in Lebanon, providing 70 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate majors and six post-graduate programs. – TradeArabia News Service



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