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DIAC Academic Partner, BUiD and ADCB join hands to support Higher Education for Teachers

The British University in Dubai (BUiD), UAE’s first research-based University and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Higher Education for teachers. As per the MoU, BUiD and ADCB will jointly fund the full tuition fee for the Master of Education (MEd) course at BUiD for one of the eligible teachers banking with ADCB. BUiD’s MEd programme has been very successful ever since its launch in 2004; the program has over 300 Education Graduates who have augmented the professional practice of Education in the UAE as well as in the region.Sundar Parthasarathy  Prof Abdullah Alshamsi_1

The Scholarship for BUiD’s MEd Programme, which will be partly funded by ADCB, is part of Bank’s initiative to support the Education segment through its “Banking on Education” platform. Banking on Education is an exclusive product proposition covering the entire ecosystem of the education industry with special focus on teachers. ADCB offers an array of benefits to these unsung heroes of the society, including a thorough selection process for fully sponsored Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs, value added lifestyle deals on travel, shopping & dining offers, and an additional sponsored MEd programme for one of the teachers banking with ADCB. The BOE proposition also caters to the students & parents’ audience with a Students’ Savings Account, Education Finance Facilities & 0% Easy payment plans on education spends from ADCB credit cards.

Prof Abdullah Alshamsi Vice-Chancellor of The British University in Dubai said, “Teachers are the backbone of a Nation, and it is indeed a great initiative by ADCB to come forward to support and empower this segment of our society.”

Sundar Parthasarathy, Head of New Business at ADCB commented, “While teachers invest their entire life in shaping a student’s future, we at ADCB believe they should be rewarded with a valuable and seamless banking experience; from managing their personal finance needs to giving them a platform for professional development.”

The annual scholarship will be extended on raffle draw basis to one of the eligible teachers banking with ADCB and meeting the qualifying criteria of the programme

To know more about the offer, please contact ADCB’s Contact Centre – 800 2030 or 600 545 545.


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 resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

The UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs to award its own degrees, licenses the British University in Dubai. Its qualifications are also recognized internationally by NARIC. BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensures programmes and students’ achievements are of standards at least on a par with those of our UK partner universities.(University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, Cardiff University, and the University of Glasgow).The UK Universities collaborate with BUiD within a concordat 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, PhD 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. A Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum governs the University.

About ADCB

ADCB was formed in 1985 and as at 30 June 2017 employed over 4,500 people from 78 nationalities, serving retail customers and corporate clients in 48 branches, 3 pay offices and 2 branches in India, 1 branch in Jersey and representative offices in London and Singapore. As at 30 June 2017, ADCB’s total assets were AED 259 billion.

ADCB is a full-service commercial bank which offers a wide range of products and services, which include retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency derivatives and Islamic products, project finance and property management services.

ADCB is owned 62.52% by the Government of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Investment Council). Its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. As at 30 June 2017, ADCB’s market capitalization was AED 36 billion.

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