The British University in Dubai (BUiD) offers a unique not-for-profit brand of higher education with high standards for study and research designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond.
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 by Ruler’s Decree of the Emirate of Dubai, as the region’s first, research-based, postgraduate university. BUiD offers a unique not-for-profit brand of higher education with high standards for study and research designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond.
BUiD was established to facilitate access in the Middle East to a British-style of world class education, training and research. At BUiD’s first anniversary celebrations His Excellency, Richard Makepeace, then British Ambassador to the UAE commented that BUiD was one of the most exciting developments in UAE-UK relations we have seen for many years. After a decade, the excitement and commitment is sustained!
The mission of the British University in Dubai (BUiD) is to establish itself as a provider of world class scholarship, education and research. In particular, BUiD aims to:
make a distinctive British contribution to the higher educational system in the United Arab Emirates through the creation of a high quality research-led university;
offer the highest international competitive level of research-informed education in key modern disciplines;
develop leading-edge research capabilities in key disciplines;
interact with regional industry and play a role in stimulating a knowledge- based economy in Dubai and the Emirates; and
support the aspiration of the Dubai Government to become a hub for education and research in the region.
The university Vision statement :
“The University’s vision is to be recognised and supported as Dubai’s premier resource and focus for the reflective pursuit, inclusive accessibility, effective transfer and liberal application of scientific, academic and professional knowledge.”