Heriot-Watt Dubai offers Ph D programmes
Dubai, November 13, 2013
Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University has launched its Ph D programmes in its Dubai campus.
The Ph D programmes will be available from the university’s School of Management and Languages, School of Engineering and Physical Science, and School of the Built Environment, said a statement.
It was formally announced by Scotland’s Minister of External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf MSP, along with Dr Ayoub Kazim, managing director of the Education Cluster of Tecom Investments.
Yousaf said: “Heriot-Watt’s new and extended PhD programme will offer graduates more opportunity to further their studies.
“The Dubai Campus, opened by the First Minister in 2011, now has capacity for 4,500 students and over 100 staff.
“Education is an international business and it is exciting to see such collaborations with the emirates come to fruition reaping benefits for the Scottish economy.”
At present, the university offers over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
“A PhD is a commitment to one subject and it expands the student’s academic expertise in that topic as well as employability. By offering these doctoral programmes, the university is keen to participate in developing the nation’s research capacity and be actively involved in providing highly skilled and professional individuals to the economy,” said Ammar Kaka, head of Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus.
PhD programmes are important in the UAE to encourage the research community here especially for students who have limited options and are not willing to move away from family to pursue doctorate degrees. - TradeArabia News Service