About RIT

About RIT in New York

RIT NY Campus

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts, and design, RIT provides exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Beyond the main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world.  

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About RIT Dubai

RIT Dubai Entrance Facade

RIT Dubai was established to provide world-class university programs in the United Arab Emirates for students and professionals from the Middle East, North America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The campus is strategically located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world’s leading centers of advanced electronic innovation and design. RIT Dubai offers 9 undergraduate (Bachelor) and 8 graduate (Master) programs.

Goals and Objectives


Commitment to Academic Excellence


Research Innovation with an impact


Building an integrated campus community.   


Community engagment


Enriched student life


Educational Technology

RIT Dubai Organizational Chart

The various departments across RIT Dubai report up to the RIT Dubai President’s Office, who in turn reports up to the Rochester, New York, Board of Directors and Provost’s Office.

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Origin of RIT Dubai

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with more than 185 years of history.

RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in today’s highly competitive job market. RIT Dubai offers American degrees, and all of RIT’s programs are UAE Ministry accredited. Students of RIT Dubai also have the unique opportunity to choose to study abroad at the main campus in New York or at one of its other global campuses.

RIT Dubai Campus

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The RIT Dubai campus is strategically located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world’s leading centers of advanced electronic innovation and design.  RIT Dubai is now operating from phase one of its $136 million state-of-the-art campus development, which will provide interactive learning space set over 129,000 square meters. 

RIT Dubai is a cornerstone of the Dubai Silicon Oasis ecosystem offering students, staff, and faculty access to a local and regional pool of technical and engineering talent, business plan sponsorship, project/R&D assistance, and mentorship programs.

RIT Dubai students also have access to the many training and development opportunities provided by DSO and the international companies that it hosts such as Axiom, WMotors, Porsche, SAP and many others.

Website last updated: July 12, 2024