Faculty, staff and students are committed to the DI mission, with an invested interest in developing the establishment of a new institution of higher education in the Arab world.
a research-intensive institution, the DI sought faculty with
substantial research accomplishments and evidence of promising research
agendas. In addition, the research and teaching endeavors of DI faculty
primarily focus on the Arab world and the region as a whole whereby
faculty are committed to establishing and sustaining a vibrant academic
community in the Arab region. In line with the DI's mission, faculty
members conduct research as well as instruct courses in both Arabic and
other languages relevant for research and instruction.
DI attaches great importance to the quality of its staff, who provide
the infrastructure upon which teaching, learning and research can
succeed. Staff members demonstrate strong proficiency in their fields as
well as an appreciation of how their work contributes to the academic
needs of the DI. This ensures synergy between members of the DI
community and furthers the capability of the DI to fulfil its ambitious
the Arab region and beyond, DI students possess strong academic
qualifications and a commitment to their communities. In line with the
DI's vision for academic excellence, the student body is comprised of
motivated future intellectuals interested in pursuing careers in the
fields of social sciences, humanities, public administration and
development economics. In order to fully benefit from the DI, students
are expected to demonstrate proficiency in both Arabic and English.