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The British University in Dubai Celebrates the Growing Numbers of its PhD Graduates

Fifteen new PhD graduates have joined the growing numbers of PhD degree holders who have graduated from The British University in Dubai (BUiD) in the last 4 years. The new group of graduates brings the number of PhD graduates to 50 in areas of education and project management. Moreover, another four students are expected to defend their PhD theses in the next month. More students are expected to finish their doctoral theses in the new academic year from other PhD programmes in BUiD such as PhD in Architecture and Sustainable Built environment, PhD in Business Management, and PhD in Computer Science.

In the past three months, BUiD campus was such a lively and intellectually stimulating atmosphere as it was bustling with students going through their Viva as well as many distinguished professors who have been visiting the campus as external examiners; The Viva is a Latin word which means oral examination. The Doctoral thesis oral examination is normally done by two examiners or more behind closed doors, with at least one external examiner from another institution who is typically an expert in the topic of research.

BUiD offers Viva training for its PhD students preparing to defend their theses. The training aims to help the students to understand the importance of the Viva’s elements and process by introducing them to the necessary steps needed to succeed.
Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD Vice Chancellor said “Year after year the University reinforces its research and development reputation in the UAE education sector, and this year is no exception as we are proud to add yet another group of high- calibre graduates who will bring experience and knowledge to their respective fields. “

The University offers a diverse choice of programmes in the PhD and Masters levels. Many students have benefitted from the programmes with many of them attending their courses and finishing their degree requirements while still working on full time jobs.
The programmes offered by the University emphasise research and development, where BUiD has established a niche in the education sector in the UAE as being the leading research based university.

About The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) 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 British University in Dubai is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs to award its own degrees. Its qualifications are also recognized internationally by NARIC. BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards at least on a par with those of our UK partner universities 9University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, Cardiff University, and the University of Glasgow).The UK Universities collaborate with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the alliance.

BUiD offers full and part-time research based Masters Degree programmes, PG Diplomas and Certificates; the regions first accredited Doctorate in Education and the PhD in Project Management, Ph D in Architecture & Sustainable Built Environment, and PhD in Computer Science and recently PhD in Business Management. Masters programmes and Post Graduate Diplomas in: Education, Finance and Banking, Human Resource Management, Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management), IT Management, Project Management, Construction Management, Systems Engineering, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment , Intelligent Building Design and Automation, Business Administration(MBA),Structural Engineering and Engineering Management.

The non-profit university has attracted academic experts to develop regionally tailored programmes, in which they extend and challenge the boundaries of knowledge, understanding and research.

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organization and institutions including Atkins, Emirates Green Building Council, , the federal Ministry of Education, government and associated bodies Human Resource Forums agencies for Academic and professional development across the UAE’s public and private sectors.

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 governed by a Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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