Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the world’s only Free Zone dedicated to Higher Education. Established in 2007 as part of TECOM Investments, DIAC aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy.
DIAC is the premier destination for Higher Education in the region, located on a fully-appointed 18 million sq ft. campus with state-of-the-art modern facilities. DIAC currently has 21 of the UAE's 37 International Branch Campuses(IBC's), from 11 different nationalities, which is the largest number in any one location in the world.
This includes world-renowned institutions such as Michigan State University, University of Wollongong, Manipal University, BITS Pilani, Hult International Business School, Heriott Watt University, Murdoch University and Manchester Business School.
The DIAC campus is host to students from 137 nationalities, showcasing the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of the region. DIAC students have access to over 400 Higher Education programmes, including Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes, from fields such as Engineering, IT, Media, Business, Fashion Design, Healthcare, Mass Communications, Media and many more.
DIAC is able to license such segments as Higher Education Providers (Universities, Branch Universities and Junior Colleges), Online Universities, Management Development Centres, Education Service Providers (Academic Support and Student Support Services), Non-Academic Services Providers (Sports Facilities, Libraries, Accommodation) and Free-lancers.
DIAC partners enjoy special privileges such as 100% foreign ownership, 100% tax-free operations, 100% repatriation of profits and effortless visa and licensing issuance procedures for students, faculty and staff. DIAC business partners also benefit from partnerships with Government and regulatory authorities, as well as the DIAC educational infrastructure, developed to help grow your business.
DIAC provides flexible solutions for its business partners with support from its loyal customer service team. DIAC has a dedicated Partner Development Team that provides a platform, which supports the exposure, visibility and growth of existing partners within DIAC, by developing initiatives for student recruitment, research and development and organising ongoing education events.
DIAC students are supported by the Student Hub Team. The team organises events for students including sporting, social and cultural events, while also organising all student visa requirements and general activities aimed at enriching student development.
DIAC is also committed to developing a sustainable, environmentally responsible campus. Recently DIAC Phase III achieved a “Green” status and was awarded Silver LEED certification. DIAC provides an established educational environment for your academic institution, catering to students from all around the world.
DIAC also is ranked top 10 in the Middle East under ‘Best Transportation’ category and top 20 in the Middle East under ‘Best Overall’ category according to 2011 Financial Times Ranking.
DIAC is looking to expand its operations by bringing in Academic institutions and Universities that fit the region’s workforce demand. With years of experience and a strong commitment to developing the UAE’s Education system, DIAC can be seen as your trusted partner in bringing in the very best in International Education.