Murdoch University in Dubai
Murdoch University in Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University which is based in Perth, Western Australia. The Dubai campus was inaugurated in 2008 by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, the UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and is situated at Dubai International Academic City. The branch is licenced by the Dubai Government body Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
Campus facilities and student welfare
Murdoch Dubai provides state-of-the-art facilities and world class technology so that the students have access to the highest education standards globally. All courses follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia, taught by highly qualified international lecturers. The degrees awarded are issued from Australia and are exactly the same as the ones conferred on campus in Australia.
The facilities at the Dubai branch include modern lecture theatres, administrative offices and student support services. The campus features fully professional high-tech TV and radio studios, as well as post-production facilities. A centrally located library learning common acts as a one-stop-shop for student learning and services. It also offers students access to all electronic databases that are provided by the main campus in Australia.
The students at Murdoch Dubai enjoy a variety of choices when it comes to extra-curricular activities offered to encourage a holistic approach to students’ welfare on campus, including sports teams, music clubs and regular events. A media production club the ‘Murdoch Production Team’ was formed in 2010 to assist students’ participation in real-life media productions. The team works on various projects including a presence at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Rugby 7’s and Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Murdoch Dubai also supports students by facilitating student loans through partner agreements with local and international banks and financial institutions including Mashreq Bank, ADCB and Barclays.
The university promises outstanding career prospects to graduates through campus recruitment with major multinational companies within the UAE. Furthermore, with excellent contacts within the business community, as well as the Australian interest groups and networks, including the Australian Business Council, the university is able to offer students excellent opportunities for expanding their networks and forming business relationships.
Murdoch Dubai is an active member of the UAE community with regular participation in CSR activities to support various charities and not for profit organisations. The university also organises annual events that encourage the students’ community involvement such as the annual photography competition and the Dubai series of the annual Sir Walter Murdoch Lecture.
About Murdoch University
Murdoch University is a dynamic, modern university with an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and student satisfaction. Established in 1973 as a research university, Murdoch now has a population of 1400 staff and around 18,500 students hailing from around 90 different countries. The University was named after Sir Walter Murdoch, a prominent Australian academic and essayist. The University is proud of its association with someone who was famous for his intelligence, wit and humanity, and it constantly strives to live up to its namesake’s vision. Sir Walter Murdoch’s philosophy was that “the only education out of which good can come is the education which teaches you to think for yourself, instead of swallowing whatever the fashion of the moment may prescribe.” Based on this philosophy, Murdoch University has developed into an innovative and enterprising university leading discovery for a better future.