The British University in Dubai (BUiD), the region’s first research based university, has announced that 20 new scholarships will be made available for the new semester in January 2006.
BUiD is involved in many significant research projects which directly impact on society in the region, including the development of speech and language for people with disabilities, the role of women in the construction industry, and the use of mobile technology for consumers.
The decision by the BUiD Executive Council to grant such an unprecedented number of scholarships further demonstrates the investment BUiD is continuing to make in the region’s future.
“The standard of research being taught and undertaken at BUiD is second-to-none and by creating 20 new scholarships this will ensure that students from all backgrounds will have the opportunity to study at the university. The pioneering research BUiD carries out is already helping drive the UAE’s economy, and it will be tremendous to see more students from different backgrounds becoming involved,” said David Lock, Registrar and Acting CEO, BUiD.
The scholarships will contribute to 50 percent of fees on any BUiD course, and are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated above average achievement in their previous academic study, and who would otherwise not be able to meet the full cost of tuition.
BUiD also has several established partnerships with leading organisations in the UAE which have funded scholarships at the university. These include Emirates Group, DUCAB, Atkins, Hyder Consulting and Dubai Duty Free.
As well as Masters Programmes which focus on many of the key UAE industries of IT, construction and project management, BUiD’s ‘continuing professional development courses’ have assisted companies of all sizes by allowing students to combine their studies with their career.
Prospective students can also find out more about BUiD, and the programmes on offer, at its Knowledge Village campus in Dubai every weekday from Saturday to Thursday, 09:00 – 17:00 hours.
About The British University in DubaiThe 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. 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, Hyder Consulting and Dubai Duty Free are supporters of the university through financial contributions or the provision of scholarships.