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BuiD celebrates a record number of Masters and Doctoral graduates

The British University in Dubai graduated its largest cohort, with 207 awarded a postgraduate degree at the university’s 11th graduation ceremony. The event was held at the Dubai Chamber under the patronage of the University’s Chancellor, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and in the audience of the University’s Council members, representatives of its UK University partners, academic and administrative staff, and their family and friends.

0W2A7837The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi expressed his warm congratulations to the new Alumni; “these 207 outstanding men and women will continue to advance the knowledge base of our society and economy in the UAE. The number and quality of our new graduates shows the success of our programmes and progress towards the university’s mission of generating a UAE research culture. I join graduates and their families in celebrating their achievements and a job well done”.

Professor Stephen Flint, Associate Vice President Internationalisation, University of Manchester said;’’On behalf of the University of Manchester, I am delighted to be here in Dubai to attend the graduation ceremony. We value most highly our long and exciting relationship with BUID’

Keynote Speaker, Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, International Dean for the Middle East, University of Edinburgh and Professor of Inter-religious Studies, commented; ‘A huge honour to be speaking at the graduation ceremony at one of the leading and most creative universities in the Gulf.”

Amongst the successful students, 13 graduated from doctoral programmes in education and project management, and the first number from the MSc Structural Engineering and MSc Engineering Management. Dr. Mariam Alghawi spoke on behalf of all fellow graduates:” Congratulations, your hard work is recognized. However, your hard work is not over yet, it has just begun. We are now members of the scholarly community responsible for putting our expertise to good use, and continuing to grow the knowledge base of the UAE. For myself, I hope that my specialism in Gifted Education will enable me to discover and support the next cohort of BUiD postgraduate students and doctoral graduates.”

37 students were presented with BUiD’s Distinction Awards while Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) Top Graduate 2016 Awards were presented to Enas Alkhateeb, MSc. Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, and Mr. Alaa Adnan Habrah, MSc. Structural Engineering.

In October 186, new students began postgraduate programmes in the fields of management (business, risk, project, engineering, construction, IT, and education) as well as other specialisms in law, finance, engineering, sustainability, education, computer science, special education, language education, science education, and building design. Graduate (with Distinction) of the MSc Sustainable Design of the Built Environment

Mr. Eyad Jumaa Abdaljawad commented, “As a graduate from MSc. Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, it’s been a privilege to join BUiD in 2013. The excellent reputation of the university attracted me to join and encouraged me to work towards my degree. I cherish the unforgettable memories of studying, traveling, and all activities I shared with my colleagues and respectful professors”

The British University in Dubai is the UAE’s premier research-based postgraduate university. The high standards of original knowledge and skills achieved by its Masters, PhD and EdD students are now widely recognised, and the relevance and impact of their work greatly valued by public and private sector alike. Many of the graduates achieve senior positions in both government and industry.


About The British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai 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.

The University is located in Dubai International Academic City, and is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs, and internationally recognised by the UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). It is a not-for-profit institution recognised for the standards of its programmes and the achievements of its students, which are attested by our UK partners as equivalent to their own.

The University offers full- and part-time research based degrees These include the region’s first accredited Doctorate of Education, a PhD in Education, a PhD in Architecture and the Sustainable Built Environment, a PhD in Computer Science, a PhD in Project Management , and a PhD in Business Management. Masters programmes and Post Graduate Diplomas are offered in Education, Finance, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management), IT Management, Project Management, Systems Engineering, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, Engineering Management, Structural Engineering and Intelligent Building Design and Automation.
Many significant governmental, corporate, and professional organisations partner with the university in the interest of extending knowledge, understanding, professional skill, policy, and practice in their area of jurisdiction and concern.
The University is governed by a Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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