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|23 December, 2018

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) celebrates its thirteenth cohort of Masters and PhD's graduates

Under the patronage and in the presence of President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group

Under the patronage and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, The British University in Dubai celebrated the graduation of its 13th cohort of PhD and Masters graduates.

The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, congratulated the graduates and said: “The British University in Dubai marks today another milestone in its development. We are very proud to see another cohort of our graduates walk across the stage and join the growing community of our alumni in Dubai and the region. These are our young graduates on whom we rely to disseminate knowledge and science in our society and to grow our economy. This number of graduates is yet another testament to BUiD’s commitment and dedication to spreading the culture of research in the UAE.”

The ceremony was held at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Almamzar in the presence of the University's Council members, members of faculty and staff, and the relatives and friends of the graduates. 37 doctorate and 220 Master holders have graduated making it the largest cohort of graduating students in the history of the University, by both numbers and diversity of specialisations. For the first time, the University marked its first PhD graduates in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment, in addition to Project Management, Education, Computer Science and Business.

The University’s Council member, Mr John Martin St.Valery, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, gave the keynote speech at the ceremony and said: “The British and the Emiratis have an enviable history of relations based on trust and mutual respect. What better way to further cement these important ties by sharing and collaborating to deliver the very best in education. Great British education standards fostered and developed by our Emirati hosts were the founding principles of this fine University.”

Dr. Alia Marjan Mubarak gave a speech on behalf of the graduates: “I received my Masters degree from BUiD several years ago and I have been fortunate enough to return and earn my PhD at BUiD, which is one of the leading postgraduate institutions in the UAE. I would like to share with you the most important thing that this University has taught me: never, never let yourself think that anything in this world can be stronger than you and your faith in yourself. I would like through this platform to thank the Faculty and Administrative staff for their support during my study journey.”

BUiD’s students can now receive their digitally-verified certificates whose authenticity can be verified through blockchain technology.

The British University in Dubai is considered one of the major research based postgraduate universities. The University has drawn on its rich experience and tradition in postgraduate studies to introduce its first undergraduate programmes in Management, Engineering and Information Technology including the first BSc. in Artificial Intelligence. The University provides its new students the same level of excellence in education and distinction. Moreover, The British University in Dubai collaborates with its UK esteemed alliance universities in its programme offering, the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester, and Cardiff University.

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About The British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 to be 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 academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

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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, the University of Glasgow, and Cardiff University). 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, Project Management(Construction Project Management, Enterprise Project Risk Management, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment , Business Administration(MBA), Structural Engineering, Engineering Management and Masters of Science 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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