order to further this mission, programs of study spanning the social sciences, humanities, public
administration and development economics have been carefully and consciously designed by a distinguished
group of academics and experts. Of paramount importance was to ensure that these
programs maintained relevance to Arab students and to the Arab world while
providing critical international perspectives.
use of Arabic as the primary language of instruction is imperative in this
regard and will allow students to develop their ideas within their context and,
crucially, their societies. At the same time the DI will give students the
opportunity to develop their English to an academic level in order to
communicate with their peers internationally and follow their research.
academic ethos of
the DI is based on integrating research and learning whereby students are able
to relate theory to practice and vice-versa. Through this experience students
will establish strong relationships with a diverse and committed community of faculty, staff and, most significantly, their colleagues, who have come to
the DI from across the Arab world and beyond. These individuals bring with them
their own experiences and perspectives, fostering a cross-disciplinary
environment that promotes dynamic analysis and academic rigor. The core courses
in both the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and
the School of Public Administration and Development Economics are instrumental in establishing these relationships and furthering these
discussions and debates.
DI welcomes students who value this approach and who demonstrate exceptional
academic and research abilities and qualifications. The student body will
comprise those that have the most potential to benefit from the programs of
study and contribute to the DI community. For this reason, the DI is dedicated
to ensuring that students receive the necessary support throughout their
DI believes it has a special and necessary role to play in the Arab region and invites
motivated students to participate in its development and success.