The British University in Dubai and the University of Birmingham Dubai co-host a group of UK university leaders


BUiD and UoBD co-hosted a group of UK university leaders on Tuesday 12 July 2022. The delegates were visiting Dubai as part of AdvanceHE’s Top Management Programme; over 60 of the UK’s current Vice Chancellors and Principals are alumni of AdvanceHE’s TMP.

Delegates included Deputy Vice Chancellors, Provosts, and Pro-Vice Chancellors from universities in Leeds, Coventry, Plymouth, West of Scotland, Teeside, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Heriot-Watt Malaysia.

BUiD’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, gave an introduction into the culture and context of the UAE.

BUiD’s Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer, Hugh Martin, and the Campus Director of UoBD, Ben Bailey, ran sessions on handling COVID-19 in both universities, and institutional strategies and priorities post-pandemic.

BUiD’s Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education (CRDE), Dr Tendai Charles, discussed his recent Catalyst award and the research the CRDE undertakes into digitisation in the region.

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