2nd Place. University of Wollongong in Dubai
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)is one of the more established universities, now 20 years in the UAE.
This is a branch campus of University of Wollongong in Australia. As the parent university in Australia enjoys 12th ranking in the Australian Good Universities Guide 2013, UOWD enjoys a lot of the good name and reputation that have been established by its parent.
UOWD seems to be very close to its parent university in terms of its course descriptions, academic policies and procedures. Academic and administrative staff are expected to adhere to the same rigorous professional development framework implemented by UOW in Australia. UOWD is also one of the few universities in the UAE which actively encourages faculty members to conduct research through research grants.
UOWD is also one of the very few overseas branch campuses that have gained accreditation from the UAE Ministry Of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
For more information go to: http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae