10th Place. The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The British University in Dubai is unusual in offering only postgraduate courses like PG Diplomas, Masters and Doctorate level courses.
At BUiD each faculty is partnered with a different university in the UK. For example, the Project Management department is partnered with Manchester University while Engineering is partnered with Edinburgh.
The Education faculty lost the partnership with Birmingham University in 2013 and is actively pursuing new partnerships.
BUiD had planned to launch undergraduate programmes in 2011 but this plan has been shelved repeatedly and now the launch has been fixed for September 2015.
Note: Although this is a ‘British’ university, only a small proportion of its faculty members are actually from the UK or educated in the UK.
While some programmes are subject to rigorous scrutiny from its UK partners, others are said to be less so, which has resulted in an imbalance of quality among the courses offered.
For more information go to: http://www.buid.ac.ae/buid/index.php