Knowledge Village Dubai UAE
Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), previously Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV, KV)
Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) renamed or rebranded as Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) in April 2016 (TECOM press release 11 Apr 2016).
Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) is a Free Zone in Dubai which focuses on educational organisations with a range of companies and services from consultants to universities and training institutes. DKV was launched in September 2003 and has grown rapidly since then - you'll know all about it when trying to find a car park in the steaming mid-summer sun.
There are universities from a number of countries with a branch in DKV, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Iran, Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, UK; providing educational facilities for students from all nationalities. Some of the students even find it a worthwhile learning experience. Or something.
As of September 2007, DKV has 450 companies with 69 of them setting up in 2007, according to their latest press release. DKV has been a very successful initiative, providing expats with many tertiary level study opportunities. Before DKV was launched, university level education was very limited and most expats (and nationals) sent their children to colleges overseas after finishing secondary school. That's not to say that DKV quite ranks with Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard, the Sorbonne, etc. In fact it probably has some way to go but it's getting there and is definitely a viable option when considering education at that level.
There are also a significant number of training institutes and consultants in the field of education and HR. Whatever you want in those areas, you're bound to find someone there who can help you out. Eventually, Dubai Academic City will be the place for schools, universities and colleges while Dubai Knowledge Village will be more focused on training institutes and academic support services.
- Phase I - 450,000 sq ft, established 2002.
- Phase II - an additional 6 blocks, 600,000 sq ft. Currently 16 universities and around 200 other educational institutes and service providers in phases 1 and 2.
- Phase III - located in Dubai Academic City (DAC), 300 million dhs, 1 million square feet, expected to have 2500 students in several universities opening for 2007-2008 academic year including Esmod (a French fashion school), Heriot Watt University (already open in DAC), Institute of Management Technology (IMT), MAHE - Manipal Dubai (moving from KV in Al Sufouh) and S P Jain Centre of Management.
- CEO of Dubai Knowledge Village is Dr Abdulla Al Karam.
- Director of Dubai Knowledge Village is Ibrahim Jamel (January 2009 information)
- Dr Ayoub Kazim is the Executive Director of Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City.
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
Another Dubai Knowledge Village initiative, located in Dubai Academic City (DAC) as a base for higher education. Which DAC already is, but DIAC will be the snobs corner apparently - only for 'prestigious' international universities. All DKV universities are supposed to have moved to Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) by 2010 (but probabaly won't).
Events organised by Dubai Knowledge Village
- The Breakfast Club - a networking event held every quarter for human development professionals.
- Small Business Incubator (SBI) workshop - for newly born businesses, not humans.
- Annual Training and HR Open Day
Colleges and Universities in Knowledge Village
|Name||Type of institute||Contact||Curriculum||Qualifications|
|Allied Institute of Management Studies||college||tel +971-4-4464284||Indian/UK||NCC, XLRI|
|Amity University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4554900||Indian||BBA, BSc, BTech, MBA|
|Cambridge College International Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3754141||Australian|
|Canada International College Dubai||college||tel +971-4-4389595||ACCA, TOEFL, ESL, IELTS|
|Cello Kids Club||nursery school||renamed|
|Center for Executive Education Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3900990||UK||HND, Diplomas|
|Dublin Business School in Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3671292||Ireland||BA (Hons), SAT, GMAT, more|
|Education Zone FZ LLC Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3910257|
|EMDI Institute Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3671145||Indian||Diploma, Certificate|
|European University College Brussels Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3672323||BBA, MBA, languages|
|Exeter University Dubai||university||UK||EdD|
|Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training||college||tel +971-4-3748225||UK Edexcel||BTEC (HNC)|
|Human Relations Institute Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3658498|
|Islamic Azad University||university||tel +971-4-3664696||Iranian||BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD|
|JSS Academy Dubai||college||Indian||HND, MSc|
|K12 International Academy||K-12 school||tel +971-4-3748247||US, Home School||US, UAE HS Diploma|
|Little Hands Kids Club Knowledge Village||nursery school||tel +971-4-4489267||UK||Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)|
|Manchester Business School Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4468664||UK||MBA, DBA|
|Manhattan Film Academy Dubai||college||tel +971-4-2096405|
|Manipal Academy Dubai||college||renamed||Indian||BA, BBA, BSc, MBA, MSc|
|Michigan State University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4465147||US||BSc, MSc, MA|
|Middlesex University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3678100||UK||BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MBA, TESOL|
|My Campus Professional Training Academy||college||tel +971-4-3622037||Indian|
|PIM International Center Dubai||university||closed Nov 2009||Sri Lanka||MBA, DBA, PhD, Diploma|
|Russian University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3625313||Russian||Bachelor, Master's degree|
|SAE Institute Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3616173||BA, Diploma, short courses|
|Shahid Beheshti University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3625102||Iranian||BA, MA, PhD|
|Stafford Associates Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3901685||UK||HNC, HND, BA, BSc, MA, MBA, MSc, PhD|
|Stafford University Dubai||university||UK||Bachelor, Master, PhD, LLB, MBA|
|Syracuse University Dubai||university||US|
|UAE University Knowledge Village||university||tel +971-4-3671700|
|University of Bradford Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4393694||UK||Executive MBA|
|University of Connecticut Dubai||university||suspended||US|
|University of New Brunswick Dubai||university||closed||Canadian||BISc, MBA|
|University of Phoenix Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3754555||US||Bachelors, Masters, MBA|
|University of Southern Queensland Dubai||university||closed Aug 2005||Australian||BBA, BIT, BMC, MBA, MIT|
|University of Wollongong Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3672400||Australian||BBA, BCom, BIT, MBA, DBA, PhD|
|Zayed International College||university||tel +971-4-4021483||UAE||BSc|
|Zayed University Knowledge Village||university||tel +971-4-4021483||UAE|
To add a college or university in DKV to this list, start a new topic in the Dubai university forum.
Last update Friday 09-Jun-2017
- Dubai Knowledge Village DKV - forum topic, what do you think? Are you there? Love it or hate it? Add your comments ...
- Dubai Academic City - another, larger, community of colleges and universities, and also schools.
- List of Dubai free zones
- List of Dubai colleges
- List of Dubai universities
- University Quality Assurance International Board (UQAIB) - organisation that issues licences to institutes in Knowledge Village
- UAE free zones list
- www.dkp.ae - official Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) website. Replaces www.kv.ae. Domains www.dkv.ae and www.kv.ae both forward to www.dkp.ae. Domain www.kp.ae not available, not related to dkp. Last checked May 2017.
- [No longer valid] www.kv.ae - official website for Dubai Knowledge Village, has search function on programs/courses/qualifications to select an institute.
- www.mashup.ae - excellent guide to student life in the UAE with forum and student news but where did it go? Tell us in the www.mashup.ae topic if you know.