Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 11 December 2019

Dubai's Heriot-Watt University to move to new campus

The Scottish university - renowned globally for its engineering courses - will move to Knowledge Village in 2021

A rendering of what the new Heriot-Watt campus will look like when it opens in Dubai Knowledge Village in 2021.
A rendering of what the new Heriot-Watt campus will look like when it opens in Dubai Knowledge Village in 2021.

One of the UAE’s best known university campuses is moving home.

Heriot-Watt University, which has been in International City since 2005, is relocating some 30 kilometres to Knowledge Village near Dubai Marina.

The campus in the emirate has a student body of 4,000 and offers courses from data science, computing and business to accounting and finance, psychology and engineering.

The new facility will offer an enhanced library, seminar rooms, studios and laboratories.

“This announcement marks a historic milestone for Heriot-Watt and ensures our students will enjoy the benefits of an enriched learning experience and outstanding graduate outcomes for many years to come,” said provost and vice-principal Professor Ammar Kaka.

“This move is a key part of delivering Heriot-Watt’s ambitious six-year strategy for the university and demonstrates our commitment to the region and growth plans for the future.”

Heriot-Watt was established in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1821 and has a total of 28,000 students internationally.

Staff and students will move to the new campus in 2021, to coincide with the university's bicentenary.

Updated: November 18, 2019 03:01 PM

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