BUiD and Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited Invest in Talent for the Future
The British University in Dubai (BUiD), the Middle East’s first postgraduate research-based university, is working with Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited, a leader in the construction consultancy sector, to produce the region’s environmental construction designers and project managers of the future.
Hyder Consulting Middle East, which has been in operation for over 30 years, has agreed to fund two BUiD scholarships, for an MSc in Project Management and an MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings.
“The Hyder Consulting scholarships endorse BUiD’s unique position in providing the best of British education in these disciplines. The scholarships aim to benefit the rapidly developing industries in the UAE and GCC in years to come,” said BUiD’s Registrar and Acting CEO, David Lock.
The successful BUiD students will be nationals from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar or the UAE, ensuring that the investment will benefit the region and contribute to the growing knowledge-based economy.
Hyder Consulting has a proven track record in the Middle East, the company was Lead Consultant on the 350m-high Emirates Towers hotel and office complex in Dubai, is currently the Architect of Record for the world’s tallest building – the Burj Dubai Tower and has planned and designed substantial transport and utility infrastructure throughout the region.
“The BUiD scholarships are a perfect platform for Hyder Consulting to invest in talent for the future. It gives the company a first-class opportunity to contribute towards the development of the best project managers and environmental designers who will help shape the region with sustainable development for future generations,” said Rod Stewart, Regional Managing Director, Hyder Consulting Middle East.
Hyder Consulting’s funding represents 50 percent of the contribution to the two scholarships, and signals the start of a new relationship with BUiD which will see Hyder provide the university with industry links, research and training.
About Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited
Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited has been in operation for over 30 years. We have more than 800 staff based in the region with permanent design offices in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.
Our staff in the Middle East originate from more than 25 countries and have the ability and experience to provide integrated solutions for most infrastructure projects in the region. If specific skills are unavailable locally we are able to draw on the resources of Hyder Consulting's specialist centres around the world. The interchange of staff from these specialist centres ensures that we remain at the forefront of design technology in this region. We have a proven track record in the Middle East for providing cost effective advisory, management and design services to Clients in a variety of market sectors.
About The British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) is the Middle East’s first research-based, postgraduate university. The University was established to facilitate access to world-class education, training and research in the Middle East. BUiD aspires to the highest, internationally recognized British standards as reflected in its partnership with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, Cardiff University and now the Cass Business School at City University, London. Each has a five or five-star rating in the UK National Research Assessment exercise that signifies research of aninternational standard.
The not-for-profit university offers full and part-time Masters Degree programmes and Continuing Professional Development courses in Information Technology, Project Management, the Built Environment and Education. Subject to accreditation, a new Masters programme in Finance and Banking will be offered in January 2006.
All BUiD’s current Masters Programmes have received Accreditation Eligibility Status from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.
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 managed by a provisional council under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
The Emirates Group, DUCAB, Atkins and Dubai Duty Free are supporters of the university through financial contributions or the provision of scholarships.
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