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University of Dubai launches new PhD program

Dubai, August 30, 2014

University of Dubai has launched a PhD degree program in Business Administration, as part of a series of new academic programs.

An induction ceremony was organized by the university at Dubai Chamber for 15 Emirati students who have joined the program.

Announcing the launch, Prof Ananth Rao, the chief academic officer at University of Dubai, said the 15 candidates were chosen through a screening process of interviews based on scientific methodology to ensure their quality and efficiency.

He also lauded visiting professors who showed great keenness to work with the university on the PhD program, and thanked the IBM Center for co-operation through its outstanding initiatives and globally renowned research laboratories.

Welcoming the new candidates, Essa Al Zaabi, the senior VP for Institutional Support Sector at Dubai Chamber, said: “The introduction of the PhD program comes after reviewing the results of a study on the major challenges facing the business sector in Dubai and the UAE. The programs are designed to meet the requirements of the next phase of growth and development of the business sector in Dubai.”

"It qualifies candidates for careers in teaching, academics or research, focusing on the development of independent competencies. We are confident that the PhD program will help improve the personal and professional capabilities of individuals," Al Zaabi stated.

Majed Al Shamsi, the chairman of the board of trustees, said the university underwent the strict process of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research in 2011 to adopt the new program, and waited for three years to establish the necessary infrastructure and faculty.

During the period it also laid the groundwork for co-operation with universities abroad and arranged visiting faculty members. The development of infrastructure included those related to library and research.

Al Shamsi said the university is now ready to provide a competitive research environment for young Emiratis who are keen to contribute to the economic development of the UAE and the Middle East.-TradeArabia News Service




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