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​​​In 2014, we conducted a Review of Transnational Education (TNE) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the 10th most popular destination for UK TNE students. This review looked at UK universities that have established a branch, or physical presence in UAE, as well as a number of partnership arrangements where a UK university is the awarding institution.

Overview report

An overview report​ provides a summary of TNE and higher education in the UAE, as well as statistics and executive summaries of the 11 review reports.​



This report is also available in Arabic: 


Audit reports

The following UK TNE provision in the UAE was reviewed:


Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: City University London, Cass Business School

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: Coventry University and Emirates Aviation College

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: London Business School

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: Middlesex University Dubai Campus

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: Middlesex University and SAE Institute, Dubai

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: University of Bolton and Western International College, Ras Al Khaimah

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: University of Bradford in Dubai

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: University of Exeter

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: Manchester University Business School

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014

Review of UK Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates: University of Strathclyde

Publication Date: 09 Jun 2014


Prior to our review visit, we liaised closely with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), our counterpart agency in Dubai with whom we have a signed a Memorandum of Agreement. In addition to sharing intelligence with us, KHDA contributed to briefing the review team about the regulatory environment for international branch campuses in Dubai and observed a number of review visits.