Gulf News, a leading news outlet in Dubai, recently published a feature article about Amity University Dubai’s fusion campus to recognize its formal inauguration by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of his Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In the piece Dr Atul Chauhan, chancellor of Amity University Dubai referred to the project as a “fusion campus” to allow students of different majors to mix together. She also talked about how tertiary education is changing and the physical learning environment needs to reflect that change.
In the article, Chauhan took a moment to specifically recognize CannonDesign as the firm that helped the university achieve its vision. “We took one of the leading architects in the world for university design – CannonDesign. We said “if Amity makes something for the UAE, it should be the best in the world.” This was the brief given and it is a beautiful campus. The moment students come in, they love it. Students should love being in a university.”