Courtesy MSU-Dubai

Michigan State University’s presence in the Middle East will take another turn this fall.

MSU opened a branch campus in Dubai in 2008. The worldwide economic downtown coincided with operations there, and enrollment figures never met the university’s goals. Undergraduate programs in Dubai were shut down two years later.

But a master’s program in human resources and labor relations has survived, and a public health program was added last year. Now, the MSU College of Law will soon begin offering two programs at the scaled-back MSU-Dubai.