DUGAS Extends Support for Masters Research in the Middle East
Dubai Natural Gas Company (DUGAS) today confirmed its ongoing support for the British University in Dubai (BUiD) and its advanced programme of research and development in the region.
DUGAS announced that it will fund a series of special DUGAS scholarships for national students, accounting for 50 percent of total tuitions fees for Masters Degrees courses.
This will run alongside the company’s ongoing support for BUiD, which is part of the company’s extensive corporate social responsibility policy.
H.E. Mirza Al Sayegh, Chairman of DUGAS said, “DUGAS values highly the opportunity to be associated with the British University in Dubai and to support highly motivated nationals to benefit from its programmes. The BUiD programmes will equip these people with the skills they need to advance quickly in their career and DUGAS looks forward to encouraging them.”
In response, David Lock, Registrar and Acting Chief Executive of BUiD said: “BUiD is delighted by the decision of DUGAS to award these scholarships. They will enable well qualified and able national students to benefit from BUiD’s programmes.
“It is through the active support of good companies like DUGAS that BUiD has been able to offer high quality and relevant Masters Programmes, which are attracting strong applicants. BUiD looks forward to working with DUGAS to ensure that its scholars receive a top class educational experience that will serve them well.”
The British University in Dubai offers Masters Degrees in a range of disciplines which are crucial to the oil and gas industry in the region, including Information Technology and Project Management. A number of its current students are conducting original research within the industry, hoping to expand understanding of a range of crucial energy issues.
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 international 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. A new Masters programme in Finance and Banking will be offered in September 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 council under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
The Emirates Group, DUCAB, Atkins, Hyder Consulting, the Emirates Foundation, DUGAS and Dubai Duty Free are supporters of the university through financial contributions or the provision of scholarships.
For further enquiries call BUiD on +971.4.391.3633.