Office of Quality and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Quality and Institutional Effectiveness (OQIE) contributes towards improving BUiD’s performance in all areas of administration and academia. The Office coordinates programme accreditation, policy governance and institutional research activities to encourage continuous assessment and improvement of the University’s academic programs and administrative services. The OQIE collects, analyses and disseminates a variety of data and reports on all aspects of BUiD’s effectiveness as an institution, for the perusal of the Executive Office, University Council, Associate UK Universities and regulatory bodies such as the Ministry Of Education and KHDA.

Maria Pinto

Head of Institutional Effectiveness

Email: [email protected]


Maria joined BUiD in 2006 as Student Services Assistant and was promoted to Institutional Research Administrator in 2009. She was promoted as  Head of Institutional Effectiveness in 2016.  She is responsible for implementing the Institutional Effectiveness activities that ensures systematic and continuous evaluation of the quality of programs and its academic, student, and administrative services. This will include activities including but not limited to collection, analysis and dissemination of a variety of data and reports on institutional effectiveness, responding to information requests from internal and external constituents. She is also responsible for all the coordination and communication with accreditation and licensure bodies.


Dr Ghassan Dabbour

Head of Planning and Projects

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Ghassan holds a PhD degree in project management and joined BUiD in 2018. He previously worked with Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation and later Al Fardan Center where he was directly involved in various project management roles. As the Head of Planning and Projects he is responsible for institutional data analysis and interpretation, project management and strategic management initiatives, research activities control and management, and policy development and compliance.


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