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1 British Higher Education in Dubai: Success Through Quality and Diversity Professor Raed Awamleh Pro Vice Chancellor, Middlesex University Director, Middlesex University Dubai

2 Outline of Presentation Brief Introduction to Middlesex University and our Dubai campus Higher Education in Dubai Middlesex University Dubai: A Case Study

3 Middlesex University Campuses in Hendon (London), Dubai, Mauritius, in addition to 100+ Partners in UK and globally 40,000 students (9,000 students study overseas) Expertise in art and design, business, health and education, law, media and performing arts and science & technology Invested more than £200 million in creating a modern campus in Hendon Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2003, and again in 2011, are a reflection of our success in growing our operations overseas, boosting the UK economy

4 Middlesex University Dubai The first overseas campus of Middlesex University Opened in January 2005, with 28 students Today MDX Dubai has more than 2,600 students from over 90 nationalities A diverse range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes Located in Knowledge Village More than 2,000 graduates

5 Dubai Higher Education (HE) Sector Of the 162 branch campuses in the world today, half are located in Gulf, and 25% are located in the UAE There are more than 100 universities in the UAE which has a population of about 8 million There are 53 universities in Dubai 26 of the HE institutions in Dubai are international branch campuses from 10 different countries (Australia, UK, USA, India, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Ireland, France and Lebanon) 48,058 students are enrolled in HE institutions in Dubai

6 Middlesex University Dubai A Case Study

7 Quality Assurance Internal Quality Assurance system between home campus and branch campus (structure and procedures at all levels, programmes, modules, inputs, processes, outcomes, etc) Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) – Dubai campus formed an integral part of the 2009 Institutional Review – The audit identified as ‘good practice’ the meticulous attention given to the establishment, development and integration of the University’s Dubai campus Dubai Government’s (KHDA) University Quality Assurance International Board - UQAIB – Equivalency Validation Model: University demonstrates that the quality of programmes taught in Dubai are equivalent to those at the home campus in London

8 Student Enrolment Trends (1)

9 Student Enrolment Trends (2) LevelGender Total Enrolment 2012-13 Total Enrolment 2011-12 Growth (%) FoundationSubtotal293 287 2% Female127 128 (-1%) Male166 159 4% UndergraduateSubtotal1590 1401 13% Female801 668 20% Male789 733 8% PostgraduateSubtotal788 604 30% Female422 337 25% Male366 267 37% Total 2671229217%

10 Student Enrolment Trends (3)

11 Graduates

12 Student Progression and Achievement

13 Graduate Employability Annual Careers Day – 96 companies in 2013

14 Staffing (Academic) Academic Staff in 2012-13Full – TimePart-Time Total (2012)3531 Doctoral Qualifications61%23% Masters Qualifications39%77%

15 Staff Diversity and Background Aligarh Muslim University, India American University of Beirut, Lebanon Arizona State University, USA Ashton University, UK University of Bombay, India University of British Columbia, Canada University of Calgary, Canada Central Institute of Psychiatry, India Delhi University, India University of Exeter, UK Herriot Watt University, UK University of Houston, USA University of Groningen, Netherlands University of Jyvaskyla, Finland University of Lancaster UK La Trobe University, Australia Leeds University, UK Madras University, India Middlesex University, UK National University of Ireland University of Northampton, UK University of Oregon, USA University of Portsmouth, UK University of Pretoria, South Africa Southern Illinois University, USA University of South Africa University of South Australia, Australia University of Strathclyde, UK University of Sussex, UK University of Toronto, Canada University of Vienna, Austria University of Wales, UK University of Witwatersrand, South Africa University of Wollongong, Australia University College London, UK

16 Staff Research Research Committee Weekly Research Seminars Internal funding for conferences & research projects International Conference: Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS) – 2011 edition attracted 175 delegates from 35 countries and 102 universities; 160 research papers across 6 different research tracks were presented – 2013 edition in November Staff publication efforts in 2011 and 2012 resulted in 9 book chapters, 55 journal articles and 21 working papers

17 Student Achievements (Sample) MDX Dubai Team in Top 6 Worldwide at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge (GBC) Finals beating more than 14,000 participants from across the globe Media students winners of Young Journalist of the Year awards at the Dubai International Film Festival (2011, 2012) IT students winners of the 2011 regional UOWD Software Trade Show with innovative tabletop interactive game Big Start entrepreneurship competition winners (2011) and finalists (2011, 2012) from business and media programmes Social Science students travel to Ghana every year to help build and develop Jukwa village community

18 Achieving Success How we achieved success through quality and diversity: – Relevant and current programmes – Quality of delivery in the classroom and beyond – Tuition scholarships for academic excellence – Diversity of students and staff – Extra curricular activities and community engagement – Career and employability support – Facilities and services

19 The Road Ahead: Critical Success Factors Quality of delivery Quality assurance policy and procedures (Home campus, KHDA, UQAIB, QAA) Industry and employer interaction Student Activities: Sports, Social etc Research outcomes (e.g. conferences and seminars) Continuing to attract top quality students through reputation and merit scholarships


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