April 13, 2021

Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Knowledge Park, The University of Manchester Middle East Centre Join Forces To Promote UAE Education

Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2021 – Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park have collaborated with The University of Manchester Middle East Centre in Dubai to launch a regular series of events focused on education and developing new skills.

The two business districts – home to more than 27,000 students – and The University of Manchester will work together to explore and identify opportunities across the academic landscape. Together, they will develop a new webinar series focused on issues that promote learning and development in the UAE.

Under the partnership, the first virtual panel discussion will coincide with International Women’s Day on Monday, 8 March. Under the theme Choose To Challenge. The first webinar features an all-woman panel that will address why a challenged world is an alert world. And why from challenge comes change.

Moderated by Hiba Abbassi, Manager of Careers & Alumni Relations at the University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre, the participants include Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre; Maazza Al Magthob, Director of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Justine Corrado, Founder & CEO of Basiligo; and Shiraz Elsaid, Products & Business Development Manager at Bank of Khartoum.

Mohammad AbdullahManaging Director of Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park, said: “Under this exciting alliance with The University of Manchester, we hope to deepen our collaboration and cooperation across critical areas of academia to promote higher education and create a knowledge and innovation-based economy. This promising partnership underscores our commitment to create new opportunities for the region’s growing population of young people and ensure equitable access to a variety of tools and technologies that inform and inspire.”

Randa Bessiso, Director – Middle East at The University of Manchester, added: “We are delighted to  collaborate with Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park through which we will work closely to achieve our shared goal of creating access to world-class research, and learning opportunities for people across the region. The University has been a partner to DIAC and DKP since launching the Middle East Centre here in 2006 and this represents the latest in our many collaborations. Our aim is to make a difference by helping working professionals create sustainable and fulfilling careers, while supporting the community in which we work. Empowering women in business is a part of this mission and is also the focus of our exciting, first joint activity.”

Dubai International Academic City is home to 27 universities from nine countries, and regularly hosts panel discussions and collaborates on joint research projects to support its community’s quest for knowledge.

Dubai Knowledge Park has been enabling professional development since 2003 and boasts among the finest education and vocational training programmers, alongside world-renowned universities and human resource management companies and recruitment consultancies.

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