Russia's Synergy University opens Dubai campus
Dubai, November 3, 2013
Russian Synergy University has officially launched its first campus in the Middle East at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (‘DMCC’) Free Zone in JLT.
The first university to join DMCC, Synergy has chosen the Free Zone for its diverse international business community of over 7,400 companies, world-class infrastructure and student-friendly environment, said a statement.
A number of high-profile individuals attended the opening event, which included a tour of Almas Tower, the tallest commercial tower in the Middle East, besides a Russian delegation, DMCC members and the university’s leadership.
Professor Yury Rubin, Rector, Synergy University, said: “Back in 2010, the international advisory board of Synergy University decided to commence the international expansion. We are very delighted to be in Dubai to contribute positively to the current international programmes offering. We have some unique programmes that will surely add to the options currently available for the over 45,000 students that chose to complete their higher education here.”
The university has selected bachelors and masters programmes for its Dubai campus that cater to local demand and range from hotel management and hospitality to global economy and a women’s-only MBA, the first of its kind in the region.
It is also cooperating with local businesses to ensure that students are able to gain relevant work experience during their time in Dubai.
Zaid Maleh, chief executive officer, Dach Advisory and vice chancellor international at Synergy University, added: “Dubai seemed a natural choice for us when considering where to locate our second campus as it is a growing business, financial, cultural and economic hub that attracts a very diverse set of people which make for a unique student body."
"The DMCC Free Zone fulfilled all our requirements as it has the necessary infrastructure, entertainment alternatives, community engagement opportunities and business framework required for an establishment like Synergy,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service