The Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) has signed an agreement with Duke University to establish a new international campus of the American institution in Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, acted as patron during the deal, which was announced yesterday (April 29th) at the DIFC Conference Centre.
Duke intends to run a number of international master's programmes, including the Duke MBA-Cross Continent, the Duke MBA-Global Executive, Advanced Management Programme and Global Leadership Programme.
"Duke University's programmes will contribute to our effort to offer a wider choice of global educational opportunities," said Dr Omar bin Sulaiman, governor of Dubai International Financial Centre.
The development of the new campus may well be of interest to families who are planning on investing in property for sale in Dubai.
Dr bin Sulaiman has also this week hosted a meeting of the Jordan Business Council at the DIFC Conference Centre, where he told attendees that the Middle East has a bright future ahead.