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Higher education is a foundation that puts individuals en route towards a desirable career and encourages self-development. With qualified professors from across the globe and improved teaching facilities, the education system in the UAE has made tremendous progress. khaleej times / ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT

Promoting intercultural understanding and respect The American University in the Emirates seeks to create proactive, reflective and critical thinkers and researchers among students The American University in the Emirates — AUE as affectionately known — is one of the most rapidly growing universities in the UAE that offers an American curriculum taught by highly regarded faculty, who seek to engage students in excellent learning experiences. AUE faculty members collectively value its hard-earned reputation for high quality in teaching and related research, and seek to promote intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of the rapidly changing 21st century international, regional and national environment. AUE also offers students accredited undergraduate, graduate, and professional pro-

grammes that encourage you to become proactive, reflective and critical thinkers and researchers. AUE students learn to become part of a fully engaged community, whose members embrace their own culture and are responsive to other cultures and views. AUE is motivated by a sense of direction to create a better world through education. This motivation promotes an environment for teaching, learning and collaboration in daily work, in such a way that encourages potential

Securing places The Rochester Institute of Technology prepares students for successful careers in a global society Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a notfor-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a 185-year history. RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelors and Masters degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education programme that helps students stand out in today’s highly completive job market. RIT is one of the largest cooperative education programmes in the

new faculty and staff who are attracted to its vision and values to join, and to help to further develop the university. Currently the university has six colleges with many unique programmes: • College of Business Administration • College of Media and Mass Communication • College of Computer Information Technology • College of Fine Arts and Design • College of Law • College of Education AUE has a highly qualified faculty, state-ofthe-art facilities, accredited partners, and an expanding student body. This reflects the nation’s economic and cultural wealth, the aspiration for knowledge of its people, the learning skills of the population, and the use of new technologies that enhance quality of life. AUE continues to offer innovative, excellent programmes of higher education that provide lasting benefits to the students of the nation, the region and the world.

ming every day. I’m lucky to study with a world -lass faculty that can create an engaging environment for being innovative and practical.” Omar Mohamed, 2nd year, BS in Networking and System Administration. world, meeting business and industry needs and preparing students for successful careers in a global society. RIT Dubai offers American degrees and all of RIT’s programmes are UAE-accredited. Students of RIT Dubai also have the unique opportunity to choose to study abroad at the main campus in New York, or at one of its other global campuses. Excellence in education is RIT Dubai’s highest priority, with a competitive and selective admission process to ensure an engaged and diverse student body. The faculty consists of outstanding professors from the US, the Middle East, and around the world. Student testimonials “I’m learning innovative skills about networking, system administration and program-

“‘Think global not local’ was only an expression to me before I started studying. My professors trained me to develop independent and creative thoughts and now I am fully capable of applying this principle. Learning about different cultures, gaining the ability to be creative and working well in a dynamic environment made me an effective leader and a resourceful innovator.” — Fouzana Feroze, 4th year, BS in International Business. “My journey at RIT Dubai has just begun and I’m here to learn and gain knowledge as well as gaining practical experience via my internship in order to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. At RIT Dubai I’m placed in an environment that makes me enjoy my studies with more passion than I ever expected.” — Saba Andarz, 1st year, BS Mechanical Engineering.

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Convenience and flexibility: Working professionals require a flexible schedule to pursue their higher education given their rigorous working hours. AGU offers the MBA classes in the evenings as well as on weekends to cater to this requirement. AGU offers the MBA programme in terms of eight weeks each where students may finish two subjects in a term. This allows students to complete their MBA in one year since the programme consists of 12 subjects and there are six terms in a year.

In a competitive and growing market like the UAE, business professionals have a constant desire to upgrade their qualifications, and learn new skills and business practices. Earning an MBA qualification is perhaps the most preferred option as it equips students with relevant knowledge through a set of carefully designed study modules. An MBA is also wellrecognised and appreciated by employers in the region, and at many times required for certain positions. There are a number of factors that contribute to choosing an MBA programme, which is certainly not an easy decision with so many universities in the UAE. Before launching the MBA programme three years ago, Al Ghurair University (AGU) carefully studied the market to determine what business professionals consider when pursuing an MBA degree. The following factors were some of the findings: Recognition: With so many universities in the region students are advised to check if a university is licensed and the programme is accredited to ensure that it is recognised and valuable.

Relevance: The main drive for students to earn an MBA is to be more competitive in the job market, hence the MBA programme needs to be relevant to the regional market requirements and economic environment. AGU offers an MBA programme with concentrations in human resource management, financial management and project management. The financial management track is designed to be relevant to the current market situation covering special topics in finance that address current and future trends in the regional economics environment. For more information, please visit

Early business school programmes were designed to bring a more standardised, rigorous approach to business education, and content typically focused on topics in accounting, finance and management. Today, MBA programmes have evolved into several types: General management, specialist MBAs (such as in technology or healthcare), and the curriculum has evolved to include a much wider range of topics in disciplines like supply chain management, e-Marketing, portfolio analysis, innovation, leadership and more. What sets S P Jain’s MBA programme apart? There are several qualities that distinguish S P Jain. First, we emphasise educat-

ing MBAs to have global intelligence. This is accomplished by requiring our MBA students to study in all three campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney. They are thereby immersed in the business practices of each city, where they work with local companies and have workshops and site visits related to the political, cultural and business environment. We believe this makes our students more adaptable to today’s business challenges, more open-minded to living anywhere, and more adept at working with people from different cultures. Second, our programme is designed to help our students become strong decision makers through daily application-based work requiring them to decide how to respond to ambiguous situations and/or deal with incomplete information. As a result, they are able to have valuable impact in their organisations from the moment they join. Third, our application-oriented curriculum is designed to make our students ‘customer ready’, whereby they communicate clearly and are able to confidently represent their

organisation in front of a demanding audience. How does the university train its students? We are application-focused, so our students are working on real-world issues in their coursework, facing the challenges managers face everywhere. In addition, we have industry interface projects in which students work with local companies to solve an important challenge. Since students study for four months in each city, they are gaining deeper understanding of those international markets, far more than the more traditional study abroad programme offers. In each campus we have corporate relations and student life teams responsible for making site visits to local companies, government/political offices, and tours of cultural events. This combination of activities gives students a much more enriching experience in which they learn the unique combination of political, economic, cultural and technological forces that directly impact how business is conducted in those cities. These hands-on activities

Prof. John Davis help our students gain penetrating insights that help them be more globally intelligent, effective and useful business professionals for whichever organisation they join, anywhere in the world. How is the Global MBA programme relevant to the UAE? The S P Jain Global MBA is ideal for the needs of the UAE market. Since the UAE is multicultural, conducting business and trade with countries around the world, the multicampus, immersive education our students undertake makes them particularly well-qualified to understand and succeed in the UAE.

Crafting minds for tomorrow BIT Offshore Campus@RAK teaches through a meticulous system with real world exposure Business today is becoming increasingly complex as technology, finance, social and market forces have become increasingly intertwined in a globalised marketplace. BIT Offshore Campus@RAK offers innovative solutions to complex business problems enabling young promising managers to create better businesses for tomorrow. The curriculum has been crafted by the best minds in industry and academia for students to transit into ingenious leaders, capable of making decisions and offering insightful solutions. The pedagogy is centered on the principles of leadership and ingenuity that is

passed onto the students through experiential learning. From outbound activities to internships and courses covering the latest in the business world, students are taught through a meticulous system and are continuously exposed to real world scenarios that facilitate them to practice and hone skills in leadership and innovation. Dept of Management offers the following programmes of BIT Ranchi, India — one of the consistently top ranked and well renowned universities of the country. • BBA and B.COM (UG level) • MBA and Executive-MBA (PG level) As per recent MOU with CIMA, UK, students pursuing management programmes at its campus have an excellent opportunity to enrol for CIMA along with their degree course and enjoy the exemptions granted by CIMA. Weekend batches of CIMA will also be launched

from April 2014. It not only provides students a curriculum at par with international standards, but also offers enriching recreational facilities for indoor and outdoor sports, a series of corporate exposure and learning programmes. The campus also houses a dedicated Training and Placement Cell, which is committed to offer summer internships and final placements for graduating students of the campus. BIT Offshore Campus@RAK is not just an institute, but an institution that focuses on the overall personality development of its students.

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Explore and experience Canadian University of Dubai offers accredited programmes in the UAE based on Canadian curriculum, giving internationally recognised quality and credibility The Canadian University of Dubai (CUD), founded in 2006, is located in the heart of Dubai. Each of its academic programmes is based on Canadian curriculum and education principles. This gives students the opportunity for a Canadian education while respecting the culture and values of the UAE. With over 90 different nationalities that call the university home, its students are building bridges across cultures and continents. Its goal is to move each student forward as a well-rounded lifelong learner and good global citizen. To achieve this, emphasis is placed not just on academic achievement, but also on extracurricular involvement. Its vibrant student life provides something for everybody, from sports to concerts, and various international trips in between. Students are also involved in many different types of social activities, including community fundraising, team building, and networking events. It gives students the opportunity to experience Canadian education while

respecting the culture and values of the UAE. There are many reasons to choose the university for studies, but here are a few:

WHY CUD? • It offers an education based on the Canadian curriculum, giving internationally recognised quality and credibility • As a portal to Canadian Higher Education, it offers many unique options for students wishing to study or research in Canada • All of its programmes are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) • It has a convenient downtown location with state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities • Its faculty are highly qualified and inspirational in their field of instruction • It is a student-centred university, where it values student success above all else • It offers flexible schedules — evening and weekend classes are available for undergraduate and graduate programmes • Its Research Centre allows students the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research internationally and in the UAE

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Manipal University (MU), Dubai ( is a branch campus of Manipal University, India. It is one of the largest private universities in the country enrolling over 25,000 students across 23 disciplines and ranked as the number one Indian Private University in Asia (Source: QS Rankings 2014). Manipal University, India is home to some of the finest institutions of academic excellence including Kasturba Medical College and Manipal Institute of Technology. Manipal University established its presence in Dubai in the year 2000. From its humble beginnings, Manipal University, Dubai has grown into a leading multi-disciplinary university in the Middle East attracting students not only from the UAE but from across the GCC as well as the rest of the Middle East and Africa region. At present, Manipal University, Dubai enrols over 1,750 students from 26 nations across the globe. Similar to its mother campus in Manipal, the Dubai branch campus of Manipal University offers students a variety of disciplines to pursue their undergraduate and graduate courses like engineering and information technology, biotechnology, interior design and architecture, media and communication, management as well as hotel management, travel and tourism. Since its inception, Manipal University Dubai has a thriving alumni base of over 2,000 students, most of whom have gone on to pursue their further studies at leading universities across the world, while others have joined the corporate sector in the UAE and in India and are making a positive impact at their workplace and to the society at large. New purpose-built campus MU, Dubai moved into its iconic state-of-the-art campus in September 2011. Spread over 750,000 square feet of built up area, the sprawling campus can accommodate over 4,000 students. Apart from contemporary purpose-built classrooms, the new campus at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) houses cutting-edge laboratories in disciplines such as engineering, biotechnology and information technology and is also home

to some of the region’s best studios and workshops for programmes in media and communications, and interior design. The campus also houses a sprawling library, cafeteria, abundant indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including an athletics track, tennis courts, a gym and fitness centre and a recreation centre for boys and girls. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. Student life Beyond academics, students at MU, Dubai get ample exposure to extra-curricular events, sports activities and other cultural events. The university has a flourishing sports team that has won laurels at all leading university level events in the region and is equally active in cultural and literary activities in Dubai. Students of the university volunteer at various philanthropic and community related events in Dubai. Students also get involved in various department level initiatives like seminars, workshops, competitive events and festivals, all leading to the holistic development of the individual. Facts and figures • Date established: 2000 • Number of students: 1,750 • Nationalities represented: 26 • Faculty to student ratio – 1:15 • Degree-awarding body: Manipal University, India Contact Manipal University Dubai, G-04, International Academic City, Dubai Tel: +971 4 4290 777 E-mail: Web:

In pursuit of excellence RAK Medical and Health Sciences University prepares students for a bright career in medicine RAK Medical and Health Sciences University was established in 2006 by the Ras Al Khaimah Human Development Foundation (RAK-HDF) under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Chancellor of the University, with the vision to be a leading medical and health sciences university in the UAE. All the programmes are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research UAE and the degrees are accepted internationally. The medical and dental colleges are listed in the AVICENNA Directories ( and International Medical Education Directory ( Study programmes include: • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

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Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D) M.S. Clinical Pharmacy M.S. Pharmaceutical Chemistry M.S. Pharmaceutics Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) RN-BSN Bridge Programme (for working nurses holding Diploma to upgrade to BSN) • Master of Science in Nursing The university also provides training in clinical skills from first year of study and internships in government hospitals at Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, with more than 800 patient beds. The campus has a well-equipped library, lecture halls, multipurpose laboratories for practising clinical skills, and an English Language Centre for facilitating TOEFL test. The student– teacher ratio of 5:1 facilitates personalised teaching. Students can apply online at and attach copy of the 12th grade marks, TOEFL/IELTS and relevant documents. For more details visit www.rakmhsu. com or send an email to


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Career-focused programmes Amity University Dubai is part of a global education group with over two decades of excellence Established more than 20 years ago, the Amity Education Group is a leading education group offering globally benchmarked education from pre-schools to PhD level. With 100,000 students worldwide, Amity’s fast expanding network of globally recognised institutions has resulted in campuses across London, Singapore, New York, California, Mauritius, China and Romania, with further plans of establishing campuses in 25 countries over the next few years. Amity’s focus on path-breaking innovations in science and technology, a globally benchmarked infrastructure and record job offers have directly resulted in Amity institutes emerging among the most sought-after education destinations.

Architectural view of Amity University Dubai coming up in 2015 on 700,000 square feet of freehold land designed by leading US architects learn through case studies, live projects, lectures, classroom discussions, besides industry visits and consulting assignments. FOCUS ON EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Enthralling events, knowledge festivals, challenging competitions — For students of Amity, life is all about non-stop learning, as much of it outside the classroom as in it.

AMITY UNIVERSITY DUBAI Vajahat Hussain, Senior Vice-President – Amity Middle East, said, “Amity University Dubai has been established in line with Amity’s commitment to conduct worldclass education and research in alignment with the strategic vision of Dubai.” Based out of Dubai International Academic (DIAC), Amity University Dubai offers a truly global education experience with top international faculty and students from over 35 different nationalities. The students of Amity Dubai are awarded UGC-recognised degrees that are accepted internationally. The degrees are also recognised by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Government of Dubai. Amity University Dubai Campus offers 28 career-focused programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in diverse disciplines of higher education. Besides conventional programmes like engineering, management, hospitality, architecture, interior

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Vajahat Hussain, Senior Vice President – Amity Middle East design, etc., the university also offers new-age programmes like nanotechnology, aerospace engineering, nuclear science and forensic science. INDUSTRY-FOCUSED CURRICULUM Teaching at Amity is highly practical and focused on what the industry needs as it has been conceptualised to be in sync with the region’s talent needs in the future. Students follow a credit and semester based curriculum and

Amity University Dubai has instituted over 125 scholarships per year. To ensure that meritorious students do not lose out on a world-class education experience, Amity has awarded millions worth of scholarships to thousands of talented students from across the world. AMITY’S NEW CAMPUS Hussain said, “Amity’s state-ofthe-art campus planned for 2015 spanning an area of 700,000 square feet will be an iconic, vibrant and forward-looking global higher education institution attracting the best and brightest students and faculty with world-class infrastructure and the finest student life amenities.”

Higher Education - June 2014  
Higher Education - June 2014  

A special on Higher Education in the UAE produced by Red Door Productions published by Khaleej Times