BCU signs new Dubai agreement

Birmingham City University has signed an agreement to work with Al Ghurair University, a large private HE provider in the UAE

Professor Kahtan Ismail Aziz, Associate Professor at AGU’s College of Engineering and Computing, recently visited Birmingham City University and met with senior academics from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE).

The agreement will lead to Birmingham City University delivering courses at Al Ghurair’s premises in Dubai Academic City and will also allow AGU students to complete their undergraduate education at Birmingham City University in areas including computer science, telecommunications & networks and business information technologies.

Al Ghurair University was founded in 1999 and is part of Al Ghurair Group, a diversified industrial group with businesses across different sectors ranging from banking and shipping to real estate and telecommunications. The group is present in more than twenty countries across the globe.

“This is a great achievement for both universities and we look forward to more collaborations and stronger ties with Birmingham City University for the benefits of our communities in the UAE and the UK,” said Professor Kahtan Ismail Aziz.

Professor Aziz was welcomed on his visit to Birmingham City University by the institution’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Bashir Makhoul and John Kirk, Director of the International Office.

“This is a very promising collaboration with a major partner in Dubai who have very strong industry links that will benefit our global student community”, said Professor Makhoul.

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