Dubai: The Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb) and Middlesex University Dubai (MDX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week, further cementing their ongoing partnership. The agreement aims to assist students through education, training and experiential opportunities across the fields of arbitration, mediation, dispute avoidance and dispute management.
The MoU was signed by Mr Anthony Abrahams, the Director-General of CIArb and Dr Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Middlesex University Dubai. Extending their support to the strategic partnership were Leonora Riesenburg, The UAE Branch Chair and Member of Board of Management for CIArb, and Middlesex University Dubai’s Dr Cody Paris, Deputy Director of Research and Planning, and Dr Tenia Kyriazi, Deputy Director of Academic Operations.
“In promoting and facilitating alternative dispute resolution (ADR), CIArb strives for excellence across education and training. With this in mind, Middlesex University Dubai is an obvious choice as a strategic partner. There is a natural synergy in working with a partner who aspires for identical standards and ethics. The University fulfils these ideals, and I am thrilled to join hands with them to deliver on this Memorandum,” said Mr Abrahams, Director General of CIArb.
The exchange of contract celebrates CIArb and MDX Dubai’s commitment to creating an academic and professional synergy that will help build a sustainable and robust dispute resolution offering in the region. The partnership will also develop and deliver targeted professional courses and provide training opportunities to enhance employability skills further.
On behalf of Middlesex University Dubai, Dr Fernandes said: “We are delighted to formalise our strategic partnership with the CIArb, which strengthens the ties between the University, and professional institutions. It will expose our students and alumni to the professional community in private dispute resolution, thus making them industry ready and empowering their professional growth.”
For more information, please visit https://www.mdx.ac.ae
About Middlesex University Dubai:
Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,400 students from over 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas; it is the first and only university to offer a face to face LLB (British Qualifying Law) Degree. Middlesex University is a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students, by providing challenging academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, Grants and professional practice. Middlesex University Dubai prepares its students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted for the modern world, committed to lifelong learning and able to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.
As well as having all the advantages associated with being a British university, Dubai campus students can benefit from all the opportunities afforded by a rapidly developing modern city in the heart of the Middle East, while experiencing the diverse nationalities and cultures that make up the population of Dubai. The Campus is located in Dubai Knowledge Park, occupying spacious classrooms and study areas within four buildings. Dubai Knowledge Park itself was set up in 2003 for international institutions that promote learning. Middlesex University Dubai students, therefore, have the opportunity to participate in a much wider student community.
For more information about the programmes and the range of Grants available visit www.mdx.ac.ae.
About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CIArb is an international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Its growing membership of 16,000 is based across 133 countries and supported by an international network of 39 branches. CIArb provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, and it also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation and development of all ADR methods.
CIArb offers a range of resources including guidance, support, advice, networking and promotional opportunities, as well as facilities for hearings, meetings and other events. It is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity.
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