University of Dubai launches new programs
The University of Dubai recently advanced its educational resources by launching the first and only PhD program offered by a private university in Dubai which will benefit 15 local students.
The university has also aligned its business programs to management qualifications from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) to become the first university outside the UK and the first university in the Middle East to offer ILM Level 5 and Level 7 certifications to its graduates in BBA Human Resources Management and MBA in Leadership and Human Resources Management.
For the first time, the university has integrated Islamic courses into its curriculum to help achieve the economic requirements of Dubai and all the emirates, and to transform Dubai into the global capital of Islamic economy.
The University of Dubai has also renewed its AACSB international accreditation until 2019. With this, the university has become among 85 business schools which have extended their accreditation in business education. AACSB Accreditation, a hallmark of excellence in business education, has been earned by less than five per cent of the world’s business schools.
As part of the LLM (Masters in Law) program, the university has started teaching Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (ADR) courses and Financial Crimes and Money Laundering (FCML), which is again a first for a university in UAE.
“The University of Dubai PhD curriculum is entirely research based on key challenges facing the business sector in Dubai in particular and the UAE and Middle East and North Africa region in general. Finding effective solutions to the constantly emerging issues require a systematic study to guide the stakeholders. Keeping this in mind, the University of Dubai PhD prepares candidates both for research and teaching careers,” said Dr. Issa Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai.
Dr. Bastaki also added: “The University of Dubai is the first university in the UAE to integrate Islamic economy courses into its curriculum in view of the increasing role of Islamic economy in the development of the country. The new program supports Dubai’s economic goals. The education sector must be involved in the efforts to transform Dubai into the global capital of Islamic economy.”
In other major initiatives, the University of Dubai has signed over 10 partnership agreements with various business and governmental organizations in one year, including Dubai Courts and Dubai Land Department.
The University of Dubai has also automated its entire customer service and enterprise resources as part of preparations to move to its new campus in 2015. The new university premises is spread across 22.270 square meters, and is capable of accommodating 1,500 students. It features a new building which houses the University Center, College of Business Administration, College of Information Technology, and the College of Law.
The building, which has been designed on green building standards, also offers a range of modern facilities, including a hall of studies, a conference hall, a modern library, language labs and seminar rooms.
The university has also announced plans to establish a Smart Cities Center in partnership with IBM. The center will be a venue for businesses, universities and city-administrators to develop and test solutions for future urban demands and Smart City challenges.
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