04 July 2019

The growth of branch campuses throughout the world has made their evaluation and accreditation increasingly important.

Branch campuses are particularly important in Dubai which aspires to become a hub for international education. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has just announced a new rating system, which is based on eight quality indicators: Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Overall Program Strength, Wellbeing, and Social Responsibility and Inclusiveness.

Seventeen out of 25 branch campuses were evaluated. Only three of them received the top grade of five stars, all of them branches of UK institutions. The full list of ratings is:

Five stars

University of Manchester Worldwide

London Business School

Heriot-Watt University

Four Stars

S P Jain School of Global Management

Amity University Dubai

Manipal University

Hult International Business School

City, University of London

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani Dubai Campus

University of Bradford

Middlesex University Dubai

Three stars

SAE Institute

University of Exeter

Murdoch University, Dubai

Two Stars

ESMOD French Fashion Institute

Islamic Azad university

One Star

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.

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GULF NEWS

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