Dubai-UAE: The British University in Dubai (BUiD), the leading research-based university in the UAE and the region, has signed a collaborative agreement with the University of Glasgow. Through this agreement, BUiD Computer Science undergraduates will be able to complete the last two years of their programmes in the UK benefitting from an exceptional learning experience offered by one of the UK’s most reputable universities.

BUiD’s students registered on BSc. Computer Science – Software Engineering or BSc. Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence will have the option to study the last two years of their degrees on BSc (Honours) in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. In addition, students will be offered annual financial support in the form of a scholarship to help them with their education expenses.

The University of Glasgow was established in 1451, and it is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. The University welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group that represents 24 leading UK universities. This Group is committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

BUiD’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Al Shamsi, said, “True to its reputation and mission, BUiD continues to expand its horizon to offer its students the best learning experience, the best academic exposure and first-hand learning at a world-class institution. Since its inception, BUiD recognised the enormous potential of associating itself with leading UK institutions such as the University of Glasgow to avail best practice and the latest knowledge to its students.”

These programmes are not the first to build on the tradition of collaboration as BUiD signed similar agreement, earlier this year, with the University of Glasgow for its Electro - Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering programmes.

About The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 to be the region’s leading research-based university, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

The British University in Dubai is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs to award its own degrees.  Its qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC.  BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK partner universities (University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, and the University of Glasgow). The UK Universities collaborate with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the alliance.

BUiD offers full and part-time research based Masters Degree programmes, PG Diplomas and Certificates; the regions first accredited Doctorate in Education, PhD in Education, PhD in Project Management, PhD in Architecture & Sustainable Built Environment, PhD in Computer Science and PhD in Business Management. Masters programmes and Post Graduate Diplomas in: Education, Finance, Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management), IT Management, Portfolio of Master Programmes in Project Management, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment , Business Administration(MBA), Structural Engineering, Engineering Management and Building Services Engineering . BUiD also offers Undergraduate Programmes such as BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), BSc Computer Science (Software Engineering), BSc Electro-Mechanical Engineering, BSc Industrial Engineering, BSc Architecture, BSc Accounting & Finance and BSc Business Management.

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 organisations and institutions including Atkins, Emirates Green Building Council, , the federal Ministry of Education, government and associated bodies Human Resource Forums agencies for Academic  and 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 chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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