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Biotechnology University College Dubai

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Biotechnology University College Dubai

University name Biotechnology University College Dubai
Director's name Professor Magdy Madkour (Dean)
Executive body or owner
Date founded August 2010
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university, Ministry of Higher Education license
University location / area Al Twar / Al Tawar - location map
Postal address PO Box 232816, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2646504
Fax +971-4-2646713
Email admission@buc.ac.ae
Website www.buc.ac.ae
Curriculum UAE/US
Qualifications BSc
University fees
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 50 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 9 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
3.5 stars from 16 votes.    

Biotechnology University College Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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Biotechnology University College Dubai programs and courses
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology (approved by UAE MOHESR CAA). Subject areas might include (from BUC website):
    • Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Petroleum and Industrial Biotechnology
    • DNA Forensics and Bioinformatics
10 August 2010 - Biotechnology University College opens
  • Biotechnology University College (BUC) in Dubai also called 'University College of Biotechnology'?
  • Opening announced in press release and WAM news report 10 August 2010.
  • BUC supported by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI).
  • BUC students have the option to study for a second Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology from the State University of New York at Oswego in the USA.
  • Press release said that Prof. Magdy Madkour, Dean of the BUC said that all programs offered by the College are accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE, which sounds a bit generous. The CAA website only lists the BSc in Biotechnology as accredited (checked 10 August 2010).
  • Prof Madkour is, or was, Head of Biotechnology, Arid Lands Agricultural Research Institute, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Egypt?
  • He was also Assistant Director General for International Cooperation at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) from 2004-2006?
  • Website at www.buc.ac.ae appears to be mostly under construction, only contact details and general background information found.
  • Same contact details as National Academy for Research and Development (NARD) according to the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). Location is the old Zayed University campus, Street 7A, Al Twar / Al Tawar. Location and contact details are the same as listed on the BUC website (except they say they're in "Al Tuwar," which is the same as Al Twar).
  • Additional telephone number is +971-4-2646506?
  • Website domain given as www.nard.ae in CAA information but that forwards to www.nard-uae.com which is spam.
Last update 10 August 2010
General comments - might not apply to Biotechnology University College Dubai
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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