Dr. William Destler Welcome
RIT-New York President and Professor
Welcome to RIT Dubai. While you may be 7000 miles away from Rochester, you are a very large part of the RIT Family.
RIT Dubai was established in 2008, and provides world class educational university programs in the United Arab Emirates for students and professionals from across the globe.
RIT has a long history of offering degree programs, meeting business and industry needs, and preparing students for successful careers in a global society. RIT Dubai offers the same high quality, competitive, and technology-based bachelor's and master's degree programs that you will receive at the main campus here in the United States.
RIT is a true global university and we have relationships with more than 60 nations.
I urge you to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by RIT Dubai and the university as a whole.
You are starting on an exciting journey. Again, welcome to the RIT family.
Dr. William Destler
Dr. Yousef Al Assaf Welcome
RIT-Dubai President & Professor
It is my pleasure to welcome you to RIT Dubai.
RIT Dubai, a not for profit university, is accredited by UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai as well as American authorities. Its vision is to be a premier provider of career-focused higher education institution in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Our students are going to be part of making this vision come true. We welcome our students to a new and exciting learning environment in Dubai dedicated to the development of students’ competencies in engineering, business, information technology, and service leadership and innovation as well as their successful integration into a global society. Being part of Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), RIT Dubai students will have access to the many training and development opportunities provided by DSO and the international companies that it hosts such as Yokogawa, SAP, Porsche, and many others.
I am confident that you will find your experience at RIT Dubai enriching, exciting, and productive through having access to leading faculty, innovative degree programs, extensive resources and the latest learning technology. RIT Dubai students will be well prepared to enter into their chosen professions to compete and lead in the global market. RIT Dubai is committed to fulfilling only the highest standards for higher education; equal to those set by the world-renowned Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York State. Degrees and diplomas granted by RIT are recognized and well-acclaimed all over the world and the programs offered at RIT Dubai campus are the same high technology-based programs that are currently offered on its main campus in Rochester, New York. Moreover, RIT’s own faculty members are bringing their valuable knowledge and experience to Dubai to empower innovative thinking that can be applied in practical settings.
This website provides a window where you can find more information about RIT Dubai including the process of applying, the structure and content of our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, faculty expertise and their scholarly interests, and community engagements and other various useful information.
Together let's Reflect, Innovate, and Transform and make great contributions to our societies and globally.
Dr. Yousef Al Assaf