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Modul's paid internships program gets solid response

DUBAI, May 6, 2017

Modul University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, said it has received an overwhelming response for its ‘paid internships program’ from students, parents and school counselors in the region. 
The scheme was announced at at the recently-held Gulf Education and Training Exhibition [Getex] 2017 for the very first time in the Middle East. 
Modul University Dubai is the first and the only university in the Middle East which is tangibly bridging the gap between academics and the industry with paid internships, said a top official. 
The paid internship program by Modul is in commitment to the university’s mission to reinforce value-added, 360-degree tailored quality education, enhancing students’ employability and also offering valuable operational insights.
The unique internship program is also designed at addressing the skill gap between higher education and the ever-changing demands of the industry and workplace, remarked Dr Joerg Finsinger, the academic president of Modul University Dubai.
"Modul University Dubai truly believes it is paramount for students leaving universities to be equipped to handle the demands of the workplace amidst the changing business goals and environments," he stated. 
Established in Vienna in 1908, the Modul brand has over 100 years of legacy in hospitality and tourism education. The Dubai branch marks the opening of the first ever Austrian University in the region. 
Dr Finsinger, dubbing the paid internships program as a game changer, said: "We are very proud to transfer prime Austrian education principles to the UAE and the wider region.". 
"These very principles have led Austria despite its small population (8.4m) to be amongst the world’s leading nations in technology, manufacturing and business while its unemployment rates are amongst the lowest globally," he added.
During Getex, Modul University Dubai also received encouraging response to its newly-launched academic programs, such as M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy and Sustainability Education and Research Centre [SERC], said the top official. 
The SERC is aimed at supporting the region’s efforts in sustainability through investment in education & research and promoting UAE as centre of excellence for sustainability, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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