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RIT Dubai, in Dubai Silicon Oasis, United Arab Emirates

Dubai campus is an RIT satellite campus located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The main campus is located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis[1] and started offering part-time graduate courses in Fall 2008. In 2009, the university began its full-time graduate program. The first graduating class of RIT Dubai was in 2010 with the graduation ceremony taking place in the main campus in Rochester, NY. [2].


The RIT Dubai community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. Our mission is to provide technology-based educational programs for personal and professional development. We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions. Our community is committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our innovative and collaborative spirit. Internal and external partnerships expand our students’ experiential learning. RIT Dubai is committed to mutually enriching relationships with alumni, government, business and the world community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, leadership development, and student success are our central enterprises.[3]


RIT Dubai was established in 2008 in the United Arab Emirates, with the mission to provide quality higher education in the region.[4]. Undergraduate programs start in the fall of 2010.[5]

The founding president of RIT Dubai is Dr. Mustafa A.G. Abushagur.[6][7]. He led the efforts to establish an RIT satellite campus in the middle east. He mediated the negotiations between Rochester Institute of Technology - New York and the government of the United Arab Emirates to set up a campus at the Dubai Silicon Oasis in Dubai, UAE.[8]

In 2013, Dr. Youssef Al Assaf was appointed as the new president of RIT Dubai [9][10] following the leave of Mustafa A.G. Abushagur who became the first elected prime minister [11][12] in the modern history of Libya.

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  4. RIT Dubai News Statement
  5. Cometa, Michelle. The University Magazine. August 2010.
  7. President for RIT-Dubai University at Dubai Silicon Oasis

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