University consortium

The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 by Ruler’s Decree of the Emirate of Dubai, as the region's first, research-based, postgraduate university. BUiD offers a unique not-for-profit brand of higher education with high standards for study and research designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond.For more information visit

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

Established in 2001, Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is a unique, independent, research-led centre of excellence for students and staff of all religions and none.
Funded primarily by the Al-Maktoum Foundation, it is the first HE establishment of its kind in Scotland, promoting multiculturalism and greater understanding while building bridges between communities through its promotion of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. For more information visit

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Launched in 2005 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai as the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world.The School aims to support good governance in the UAE and the Arab world, and build future leaders through an integrated system offering education and training programs, as well as research and studies.For more information visit

American University of Ras Alkhaimah

With the support of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, the University was initially established as George Mason University, Ras Al Khaimah campus (GMU-RAK) in 2005. After George Mason University decided to discontinue its operations in Ras Al Khaimah in 2009, the Crown Prince decreed the establishment of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in the same location. Students who had enrolled in GMU-RAK were given the opportunity to continue at AURAK, transfer to GMU’s main campus in Virginia, USA, or transfer to another institution. For more information visit

University of Dubai

The University of Dubai offers an extraordinary variety of business, law, engineering and IT programs. At the University of Dubai, we are committed to developing and educating leaders who will make a difference in the business world. The achievements of our alumni in different organizations and ranks of leadership are a reflection of this commitment. Central to our success is an outstanding faculty that instills a thorough understanding of business through its skilled, enthusiastic teaching, research and service. Our faculty members have made the classroom at the University of Dubai a place where learning is an intense and interactive engagement. The experience goes beyond merely providing skills, tools, or knowledge: it also imparts the critical thinking and judgment that is the basis for a lifetime of leadership in a challenging and rapidly-changing world. For more information please visit