The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, currently ranked in the leading universities in the world, it is now an independent university, licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education – Higher Education Affairs. UOWD attracts students from the UAE and all over the world. Nearly 4,500 students representing almost 120 nationalities are studying at UOWD, in a variety of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences – and in university preparation courses. Through these programs, and a variety of professional training courses, UOWD is a major contributor to the development of human capital in the UAE and the broader region.