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UA Micro-Campus Network


The University of Arizona has established a worldwide network of micro-campuses for the international delivery of collaborative degree programs to local students on the campuses of our partner universities. Micro-campuses address global demand for higher education, opening doors for students unable to study in the United States, while providing a synergistic hub for other forms of internationalization including faculty collaborations in research, student intercultural learning, interdisciplinary community engagement, and more.

Gulf Medical University - Ajman

The University of Arizona (UA) has entered into a strategic partnership with Gulf Medical University - Ajman, the leading private medical university in the Middle East, with the aim of significantly developing Public Health Education in the Middle East region.

Signatories of the MoU were Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU, and Dean Iman Hakim, Dean of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at Gulf Medical University (GMU) on April 2nd, 2018. The signatories of the MoU were Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU, and Dean Iman Hakim, Dean of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH).

A Global Location Agreement was signed by UA President Robert Robbins and Prof. Hossam Hamdy at the University of Arizona on June 21st, 2018.

Commenting on the partnership with UA-MEZCOPH, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that GMU was proud to partner with on the leading universities in the United States stating, "We hope this is just the beginning of a wider and broader collaboration. We are a specialized medical University, which extends the potential of collaboration to different disciplines. The professional ties between these two universities will continue for many years to come."

Dean Iman Hakim said, "We are really excited about this new collaboration. I hope this will be the first step towards greater cooperation which will benefit both the institutions as well as our respective countries."

The collaboration extends to a range of activities including teaching opportunities, dual degree programs, training and faculty development, student/faculty exchanges as well as joint conferences and workshops. The partnership also aims to strengthen the regional network of public health education, practice and research.


Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)

The University of Arizona and La Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) offer an innovative program that allows students to earn a fully accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practice from Arizona and UPAEP in just two years. Eligible undergraduate students may also opt for an accelerated master’s, enabling them to earn a bachelor’s degree and MPH in just five years. The partnership enables students to complete a U.S.-Accredited master’s degree entirely in Puebla, Mexico.


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