Dubai Knowledge Village
The Dubai Knowledge Village is a lively and vibrant learning community that will develop the region’s talent pool and boost its move to the knowledge economy.
Knowledge village was primarily set up to develop Dubai into an education hub for both regional and international students. Its objectives also include positioning the Middle East as a centre of excellence learning and innovation. It also aims to lead, promote and make full use of eLearning technology in education and training in the Middle East region.
This new education and training hub is also set up to complement the Free Zone's other two clusters: Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City, by providing the environment needed to train the clusters' future knowledge workers. Dubai Knowledge Village provides the basic infrastructure for developing, sharing and applying knowledge into practical use. Additionally, Dubai Knowledge Village has expanded to include the mega-campus Dubai Knowledge Universities which is completed in the year 2006.
Since the birth of the Knowledge Village, it has attracted many professionals such as training and education freelancers to take part in this huge learning project. It has been planned to set up more dedicated centres like research, development and management development centres over time to meet the soaring demand.
There are quite many reputed universities and institutes in the Knowledge Village of Dubai. A few of them are: Heriot Watt University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Royal College of Surgeons, UAE University, University of Wollongong and many other more.
Many universities and institutes would be glad to base their teaching operations in Dubai Knowledge Village because they will get benefits like 100% foreign ownership, 100% freedom from taxes, 100% repatriation of assets/profits and easy visa issuance procedures.
The Dubai Knowledge Village also offers first class facilities for the use of its Dubai Knowledge Village partners and their students which include quiet landscapes, a food court, sports facilities and a gym. Its partners are from vast nationalities such as Australians, Indians, Pakistanis, Iranians, Russians, Belgians, English and Irish.
The Dubai Knowledge Village has over 350 partners which include training centres, professional centres and HR companies. Dubai Knowledge Village also enjoys the distinction of being the world’s only Free Zone totally focused on professional training and learning support services.
The Dubai Knowledge Village hosts career fair annually to establish a platform for students to seek opportunities with leading Multinational companies. Every year, there are over thirty top international companies present at the Dubai Knowledge Village Career fair representing many different industry sectors. These include hospitality, oil and gas, engineering, market research, electronics, FMCG, recruitment, IT, retail, finance, Business support, media communications and PR. Many students have used this opportunity to the fullest by taking advantage of this prestigious event by letting the Department of Student Services and Programs provide them with exciting opportunities to network and to successfully find their ideal job positions or internship.
Lastly, the Dubai Knowledge Village is a perfect spot where any established university, college, educational institute can offer their services in one common boundary. It offers students many gateways to obtain higher education in many fields as well as bridging the talent gap in the Middle East region.