Construction begins on RIT Dubai’s new campus
State-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis scheduled to open in 2020
Ground broke on RIT Dubai’s state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis on Tuesday.
The new campus, which will feature an innovation and entrepreneurship center and sustainable building processes, will be developed in two phases. Phase one of the project will span more than seven acres and is scheduled to be completed early in 2020. Phase two is scheduled for handover in 2023, adding more than 28 acres to the campus. The United Arab Emirates government is funding the approximately $136 million project.
Since launching in 2008, RIT Dubai’s enrollment has grown steadily. In the fall, RIT Dubai enrollment grew to more than 600 students, but the new campus will be able to accommodate up to 4,000. The state-of-the-art academic complex will house five colleges – Electrical Engineering and Computing, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Sciences, and Humanities.
“We are so proud of our business relationship with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority that goes back to 2008,” said RIT President David Munson. “We are also grateful for giving us the opportunity to contribute to building the human talents in specific areas. Dubai is a very dynamic and rich city with massive experience, and we look forward to jointly enrich our experiences thorough research and development, students and faculty exchange programs and many more.”
July 19, 2019
RIT Croatia Professor Staša Puškarić featured in HBO documentary ‘Ice on Fire’
A professor from RIT Croatia is featured in Ice on Fire, a new HBO documentary about climate change produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners. Professor Staša Puškarić is one of several scientists featured who outline solutions designed stave off the worst effects of global warming.
July 15, 2019
RIT’s Callie Babbitt receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
July 9, 2019
RIT professor receives Jefferson Science Fellowship to serve with U.S. Department of State
Professor John Kerekes will spend the next year advising the U.S. Department of State on issues including its air quality monitoring program and Earth Challenge 2020, the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign. He is one of 11 faculty nationwide to be selected for a 2019-2020 Jefferson Science Fellowship.
July 1, 2019
RIT alumnus to serve as futures analyst for U.S. Agency for International Development
The fellowship program provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Brennan Ireland ’18 Ph.D. (astrophysical sciences and technology) will use his analytical skills to quantitatively evaluate countries to get a better picture of what their futures look like.