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University of Dubai moves to DAC

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Dubai, (UAE): The University of Dubai(UoD) will soon open its new majestic campus in Dubai Academic City (DAC). It is assumed that the new campus will be operational by the beginning of 2015.

The plan consists of a University Centre, College of Business and College of IT. The work for the first phase of the campus, which includes 22,270 sq.m, has already begun. All modern amenities will be embedded in the campus with Computer Labs, Language Labs, Seminar Hall, Debating room, Digital Library, Conference Room. The building envisaged 24/7 wi-fi facility for the students.

Construction work is planned to be completed through multiple stages. The new campus has been designed according to green building standards. It is said that this brand new building of University of Dubai will be entitled for a LEED Certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a set of rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. University of Dubai’s new campus may the first university building in Dubai having LEED certification.

The ground-breaking ceremony took place in the presence of Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber; Majid Hamad Al Shamsi, Chairman, Board of Trustees of University of Dubai and Dr Eisa Bastaki, President, University of Dubai, as well as members of the university’s teaching and administrative staff.

It is believed that the new campus will raise the capacity of the students and the development of modern educational capabilities by adopting the latest teaching aids.


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