The University of Birmingham

Dubai International Academic City, United Arab Emirates










The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. At the University’s campus in Dubai, we are dedicated to delivering a first-class learning experience led by academics who are experts in their field.

We are one of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked 81st as per QS ranking 2020. The world ranking of any university is extremely important to understand the value of the learning experience and the value of the degree certificate in the global market. The QS university ranking system evaluates universities based on the key metrics of: academic reputation, research output, faculty-to-student ratio, and also the number of international students and faculty members.

We are a part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, which includes the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and University College London. Russell Group universities are research-led and considered academically excellent.

The University of Birmingham Dubai is not a franchise, branch or partner university, we ARE the University of Birmingham. We adhere to the exact teaching standards and values as our Birmingham campus. The Dubai campus was built to extend educational excellence and equal opportunities to students here in the Middle East and neighbouring countries. Our curriculum is the same as the UK campus and our academic staff are employed by the Schools and Colleges in Birmingham. Because of this, you will receive a University of Birmingham degree certificate and transcript when you graduate.

Key Information

  • Type of institution (Private)
  • Founded (1900)
  • Total students (25,000+)
  • Provost (Prof. David Sadler)

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