UK academics highlight construction programs
Dubai, October 27, 2013
Academics from leading UK universities highlighted graduate and postgraduate programmes for students looking for specialisation in real estate and construction, during a visit to the UAE.
The event was hosted by the British Council on October 26 at its office and on October 27 at Centro Capital Centre Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The visit comes at a time when the UAE real estate market is continuing its steady climb, boosted by increased investor confidence, said Marc Jessel, country director, British Council, UAE.
“The British Council is organising this tour to enable UK academics from leading UK universities to connect with decision makers from the booming UAE real-estate and construction sectors. The tour will focus building on the existing professionalism in these sectors by offering the region’s students tailored graduate and postgraduate programmes,” he said.
“On the back of dramatic growth of the UAE construction and real estate sectors in recent months, interest in construction-related postgraduate degrees is on the rise. Moreover, the UAE government has identified the construction and real estate industries as two key drivers of diversification of the nation’s economy and, eventually, reducing dependence on the oil and gas sectors,” he added.
“Our aim is to introduce the visiting delegates to representatives from scholarship agencies, education agents, educational institutions and potential students with the goal of helping them understand the structure and content of various programmes, opportunities for postgraduate study and career prospects,” said Jessel.
The event brought together internationally renowned academic experts from the fields of property and construction management, quantity surveying, construction cost management, sustainable construction, construction project management, real estate management and development, and facilities management. - TradeArabia News Service