- Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai International Academic City DIAC is the world’s largest Free Zone dedicated to Higher Education. Established in 2007 as part of TECOM Group, DIAC aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy. Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the premier destination for Higher Education in the region, located on a fully-appointed 18 million sq ft. campus with state-of-the-art modern facilities.
Dubai International Academic City DIAC currently has a large selection of multi-tiered International Branch Campuses(IBC’s), from 10 different nationalities and is host to a community of over 24,000 students from 145 nationalities who have access to over 400 Higher Education programmes. If you would like to get in contact with us either as a student looking for a University, or an Educational Brand looking for representation in the region, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the world’s largest Free Zone dedicated to Higher Education. Established in 2007 as part of TECOM Investments, DIAC aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy.
Dubai International Academic City DIAC is the premier destination for Higher Education in the region, located on a fully-appointed 18 million sq ft. campus with state-of-the-art modern facilities. DIAC currently has a large selection of multi-tiered International Branch Campuses(IBC’s), from 10 different nationalities, which is the largest number in any one location in the world.
This includes world-renowned institutions such as Michigan State University, University of Wollongong, Manipal University, BITS Pilani, Hult International Business School, Heriott Watt University, Murdoch University and Manchester Business School.
The Dubai International Academic City DIAC campus is host to a over 20,000 students from 125 nationalities, showcasing the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of the region. DIAC students have access to over 400 Higher Education programmes, including Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes, from fields such as Engineering, IT, Media, Business, Fashion Design, Healthcare, Mass Communications, Media and many more.
Dubai International Academic City DIAC is able to license such segments as Higher Education Providers (Universities, Branch Universities and Junior Colleges), Online Universities, Management Development Centres, Education Service Providers (Academic Support and Student Support Services), Non-Academic Services Providers (Sports Facilities, Libraries, Accommodation) and Free-lancers.
Dubai International Academic City DIAC partners enjoy special privileges such as 100% foreign ownership, 100% tax-free operations, 100% repatriation of profits and effortless visa and licensing issuance procedures for students, faculty and staff. DIAC business partners also benefit from partnerships with Government and regulatory authorities, as well as the DIAC educational infrastructure, developed to help grow your business.
Dubai International Academic City DIAC provides flexible solutions for its business partners with support from its loyal customer service team. DIAC has a dedicated Partner Development Team that provides a platform, which supports the exposure, visibility and growth of existing partners within DIAC, by developing initiatives for student recruitment, research and development and organising ongoing education events.
DIAC students are supported by the Student Hub Team. The team organises events for students including sporting, social and cultural events, while also organising all student visa requirements and general activities aimed at enriching student development.
DIAC is also committed to developing a sustainable, environmentally responsible campus. Recently DIAC Phase III achieved a “Green” status and was awarded Silver LEED certification. DIAC provides an established educational environment for your academic institution, catering to students from all around the world.
DIAC also is ranked top 10 in the Middle East under ‘Best Transportation’ category and top 20 in the Middle East under ‘Best Overall’ category according to 2011 Financial Times Ranking.
Dubai International Academic City DIAC is looking to expand its operations by bringing in Academic institutions and Universities that fit the region’s workforce demand. With years of experience and a strong commitment to developing the UAE’s Education system, DIAC can be seen as your trusted partner in bringing in the very best in International Education.
Career Paths at DIAC
What do you want to be when you grow up? For many students, being asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” will elicit responses from their childhood dreams, or from the wishes of their parents. Many new, exciting career paths have emerged from the media, education, health and IT sectors. With increasing competition in job markets across the world, your choice in career can be the most important decision that you will ever make.
About TECOM Group
TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, is a strategic business enabler that contributes to the realisation of Dubai’s economic aspirations, through the creation of sector-focused business communities and work environments that provide innovative business solutions .
TECOM business communities reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business and commerce, and have attracted companies and talent from around the world including industry leaders such as Google, CNN, DELL and Unilever. Covering six vibrant industry sectors, TECOM’s business communities offer a home in the region to 4,650 companies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations with a total workforce of 74,000.
TECOM Group is a committed partner in the government’s efforts to transform Dubai into a global business hub, the smartest city in the world, the capital of the Islamic Economy, and is in full alignment with the Dubai Plan 2021. The company has been a major catalyst for Dubai’s development into a knowledge-economy, and is now a frontrunner in delivering the government’s Innovation Strategy, championing the growth of startups and small firmsas well as the Emirate’s service sector.
TECOM Group’s free zone business communities feature purpose-built facilities and industry-specific infrastructure. These include Dubai Internet City, Dubai Outsource City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, the International Media Production Zone, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai International Academic City, and Dubai Science Park.
Dubai Design District (d3) is the Group’s newest business community, and is committed to fostering the growth of the Emirate’s design, fashion and luxury industry. Dubai Industrial City is TECOM’s non-free zone business park dedicated to the manufacturing and logistics industry.
TECOM Group also features a number of pure play companies such as Arab Media Group, a leading UAE media and entertainment organisation which manages Global Village, Arabian Radio Network (ARN) and Done Events.