The University of Birmingham will expand its global reach later this year when it opens a new campus in Dubai.
The institute will become the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in the city when it launches in November.
The announcement marks the latest phase in the university's global expansion and builds upon its teaching activities in Singapore and China and international research collaborations.
Following approval by the Dubai Government's 'Knowledge and Human Development Authority', which is responsible for the growth and quality of education, the University of Birmingham Dubai will provide opportunities to study on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Initially, these will include business, economics, computer science, mechanical engineering and education, with further programmes to be offered in due course.
The university will be located in Dubai International Academic City, a leading international education hub with 25 other universities.
The first phase will open this autumn when recruitment will commence alongside a programme of masterclasses, careers events, guests lectures and activities with local schools before the first cohort of students commence their studies in September 2018.
Degrees in Dubai will be taught, examined and accredited to the same standards as those delivered on the university's campus in Birmingham.
Vice-Chancellor Sir David Eastwood said: "For more than a century, we have been welcoming international students to our campus in Birmingham and for the last 20 years have been providing opportunities for students to study on University of Birmingham degree programmes at partner institutions, including in China and Singapore.
"We have strategic partnerships in the US, Australia, China and Brazil and active research collaborations across the world.
"Opening a campus in Dubai is the next step in our global mission and demonstrates our ambition as an outward looking, world-class institution."
Abdulla Al Karam, director general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, added: "We welcome the University of Birmingham to the happy and collaborative learning culture in Dubai.
"Known for its focus on positive education and wellbeing, the University of Birmingham will join other private universities from 12 countries in a sector with ten per cent annual student growth.
"Its education programmes will add to the wide range of courses offered in Dubai and will prepare more young people for happy and prosperous careers."