Michigan State opens first major US campus in Dubai

March 27, 2008

Michigan State University was the first major US university to open a branch campus in Dubai.  Known for its strong global presence, MSU had yet to "heavily engage" in the Middle East.  In 2006, International Academic City in Dubai offered the university a line of credit to cover its start-up costs with the promise of repayment from tuition revenues.  MSU's Dubai campus is set to open this August, and will offer undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and project and construction management.  200 students are expected to enroll for the first term.  The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)