Dubai Real Estate Institute Holds Partnership Talks with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Published March 24th, 2008 - 01:55 GMT

Dubai Real Estate Institute Holds Partnership Talks with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dr. Mohamed Al Shehhi, Managing Director, Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), held talks on  possibilities of a collaborative partnership with Professor Tony Ciochetti, Chairman of Centre for Real Estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during his visit to the DREI campus.

The discussions focused on offering MIT’s world class executive education courses on real estate subjects at DREI; facilitating the admission of DREI students to summer courses at MIT; involving DREI in the MIT global network of partners; exploring research collaborations to address industry needs and challenges, and allowing interested faculty from MIT Real Estate Centre to spend part of their sabbatical in Dubai.

Dr. Mohamed Al Shehhi, Managing Director of DREI, said: “We are committed to the exchange of international expertise with prominent academic institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Such initiatives are crucial for achieving world class academic positioning and becoming a model of innovation in the region. We believe this will assist us in developing next generation leaders who will guide and shape the direction of real estate industry.”

A private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the MIT boasts five schools and a college, with 32 academic departments, and a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. MIT is consistently ranked among top global universities, while the School of Engineering, and the Department of Economics are regarded its key strengths.

Established as the first and leading comprehensive institute in the Middle East, DREI provides high quality programmes in real estate education, professional development and research. Its world class curriculum is offered in partnership with prestigious universities such as the University of Reading, UK; National University of Singapore, and KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

DREI’s executive education programmes are held at the DREI campus in Dubai Healthcare City, Building 53, 7th floor. For further information, contact DREI by email on or call +9714 426 7777, or fax +9714 426 7776.

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