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Global Grad Show is a year-round programme for university graduates from across the world working on social impact innovation.


Global Grad Show, an initiative by the Art Dubai Group, is a programme for graduates in universities across the world whose research tackles social and environmental issues. It is the world’s most diverse initiative of its kind in terms of reach, participating disciplines and programme. Launched in 2015 as an exhibition of impact-driven designs from 10 universities, Global Grad Show has grown its network and reputation exponentially, currently engaging academics in over 60 countries and 300 institutions, in fields ranging from biomedical engineering to urban design, through to data sciences and interactive media. The programme’s year-round activations, support graduates and professors through three complementing angles: international exposure, knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship.


Global Grad Show is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and member of the Dubai Council

Art Dubai Group

The Art Dubai Group (ADG) is a commercial public/private partnership that for 14 years has owned and operated the region’s most successful cultural events as well as offering its industry expertise to private and government institutions. The company’s mission is to develop sustainable ecosystems that support the development of vibrant creative scenes through a portfolio of events and programmes.