- Enhancing DSO’s position as a knowledge and innovation hub
- AED30 Million innovation and digital transformation labs available to students, innovators, and the DSO community
Dubai, UAE: The Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT-Dubai), located at the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), started receiving applications for its advanced and specialized academic programs of the academic year 2021 – 2022, which will be delivered at its new campus at the hi-tech park. The programs help expand the tech specializations available to university students in Dubai and the wider UAE.
The first phase of RIT-Dubai’s new campus, whose design is based on four main pillars – innovation, smart, sustainable, and connected – has been completed at a total investment of AED200 million, while the second phase is expected to be completed by 2023 at an estimated investment of AED300 million, adding an area of 116,000 square meters to the campus.
Located near innovation centers and advanced technology industries in DSO, RIT-Dubai offers advanced academic facilities and labs for students, spanning an area of 30,000 square meters. Investments in these labs amounted to approximately AED30 million, and they include a digital transformation and innovation lab that meets the demands of innovative students and youth in all fields and is open to university employees and the wider DSO community to develop high-quality solutions for future smart cities.
Other labs and workshops onsite focus on smart energy, advanced manufacturing, robotics, fourth industrial revolution, work environment elements, control, materials and elements, and fluid mechanics.
RIT-Dubai offers a series of valuable specializations in advanced technology, artificial intelligence applications, big data, and cybersecurity, which are the future of an integrated infrastructure in smart societies, especially with the ever-changing habits at work, school, and everyday life, due to COVID-19.
Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf, President of RIT-Dubai, said: “We offer valuable opportunities to students looking for academic excellence and advanced specializations that do not only meet labor market demands, but also envision the growing future trends in academic fields and professional careers.”
He added: “We look forward to empowering a generation of academically and professionally qualified people to lead the exchange of knowledge, accelerate innovation, and localize technology in the UAE. RIT-Dubai offers American academic degrees in technology, innovation, engineering, and advanced sciences, giving our students a competitive edge in the job market and helping them launch projects that fulfil their ambitions and benefit the UAE’s knowledge-based economy.”
RIT-Dubai offers undergraduate programs in mechanical, electrical and microelectronics engineering, computing security, computing and information technology, international business and management, marketing, finance, and industrial engineering. It also provides post graduate programs that include electrical engineering, service leadership & innovation, mechanical engineering, engineering management, city science, data analytics, and future foresight and computing security. RIT-Dubai is now accepting applications for its academic programs via its website.