The Emirates Group has reaffirmed its partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) by announcing the sponsorship of scholarships to top students.Some 20 students, who were judged on merit, will receive half-scholarships to take up places on the university’s Masters Programmes in Informatics, Project Management and Education.
Clive Reed, Emirates Group’s Vice President Training & Development, who presented the cheque to David Lock, Registrar & Acting Chief Executive of BUiD, said: “Emirates is pleased to be associated with the British University in Dubai in identifying the most able applicants and developing a relationship with them.
“Emirates will be providing support and access to the students to enable them to make the most of their studies and to produce a valuable dissertation.”
Emirates announced its partnership with the university last May, as part of its commitment to Dubai’s drive to become a Middle East centre for academic excellence.
Mr Lock commented: “The generosity of the Emirates Group has enabled well-qualified and well-motivated students to take up places at the university. The calibre of the students was impressive and has led to the university starting well.”
The next intake to the British University in Dubai will be in January 2005 and the university is accepting requests from other organisations that wish to fund scholarships to enable bright students to benefit from its programmes.