University of Wollongong in Dubai opens new campus

28 August 2020 (Last Updated August 28th, 2020 10:05)

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has opened its new campus, which features a modern architectural design combining traditional and innovative learning spaces.

University of Wollongong in Dubai opens new campus
Located on the ground floor, the main reception and lobby allows UOWD staff to meet with potential students and parents in a comfortable setting. Credit: AETOSWire.

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has opened its new campus, which features a modern architectural design combining traditional and innovative learning spaces.

Located at Dubai Knowledge Park, the 200,000ft² ‘Campus of the Future’ aims to cater to the anticipated surge in international students and is fitted out with the latest technologies to facilitate the university’s teaching programme.

The campuses’ central atrium is inspired by Australia’s veranda settings and extends through corridors into pockets of informal learning spaces.

Its buildings feature large, open windows that allow the entry of natural light. The design incorporates natural and organic materials.

The new campus has dedicated rooms for learning and meeting, small classrooms, large classrooms and an exhibition space.

It also features a recruitment lounge, a student lounge, ultramodern auditorium, a café and laboratories.

University of Wollongong in Dubai president professor Mohamed Salem said: “Our new campus embodies UOWD’s commitment to offering students the most advanced learning journey in the region, and reflects our passion for innovation in the field of higher education.

“As the world shifts towards blended learning and the digitalisation of the conventional education model, the launch of our new campus is particularly timely, incorporating traditional and modern teaching elements that are critical for today’s students to excel.”

The library at University of Wollongong in Dubai features collaborative learning spaces, traditional quiet reading and study zones, meeting rooms of different sizes, and a student lounge.

The university also plans to open its new purpose-built 200,000ft² campus at Dubai Knowledge Park this year. It will feature the latest technologies and modern architecture.