Dr. Hassaini was welcomed at the impressive BUiD display by Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi, BUiD's Vice Chancellor, and a number of academics, staff and students from the University as well as colleagues from Dubai's pivotal higher education community. H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of Dubai's knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) added his personal endorsement for the program. Prof. Alshamsi expressed gratitude to both the Undersecretary and the Director General for their continued support and added, "This program provides a valuable academic contribution to the strategic plans and aspirations of Dubai and the UAE by developing a cadre of professionals and leaders capable of carrying the mantle of economic development and prosperity in and for the city and the nation. Doctoral research will greatly enhance the capacity of the higher echelons of the labor market to respond to the managerial, scientific and policy challenges of the coming decades."
The same evening BUiD held a seminar in connection with the introduction of the new course at which Dr Abdulla Al Karam was the Chief Guest. Dr. Karam congratulated BUiD on its achievement and said. "The university has an excellent reputation for supporting research-based study, and this latest degree will allow candidates to undertake critical research in a variety of sectors. This degree will encourage many professionals to pursue doctorate degrees and promote research culture in Dubai."
Dr Paul Gardiner, Head of the Project Management Program at BUiD said, " To compete effectively in the future, organizations will depend on their ability to recruit top talent with the skills to lead, manage, organise and deliver change consistently and cost-effectively in an unpredictable economic environment. BUiD's PhD will address a knowledge gap in the region by contributing to this goal and to the continued growth and development of the UAE."
BUiD also plans to rapidly extend its PhD offer in the research areas of Engineering, Design, Business and Informatics after securing proper federal approval and invaluable guidance from the MoHESR's Commission for Academic Accreditation, which accredited BUiD's successful first Doctorate in Education (EdD) three years ago.
About The British University in DubaiThe British University in Dubai (BUiD) is the Middle East's leading research-based postgraduate university, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academic, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.
BUiD offers full and part-time research based Masters Degree programmes and the regions first accredited Doctorate in Education. The Masters programmes are: Education, Finance and Banking, Human Resource Management, Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management), IT Management, Project Management, Systems Engineering, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment and Intelligent Building Design and Automation.
The non-profit university has attracted academic experts to develop regionally tailored programmes, in which they extend and challenge the boundaries of knowledge, understanding and research.
BUiD works in collaboration with leading organization and institutions including Atkins, Emirates Green Council Building, KHDA, Ministry of Education, Dubai Human Resource Forum, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ADCCI) and CIOB among others, to encourage professional development across the UAE's public and private sectors.
The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority, Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group and the National Bank of Dubai. The University is governed by a Council under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
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