The British University in Dubai Celebrated Two Cohorts of Graduates
Date Posted: Fri, 07 Jan, 2022
The ceremony took place at Za’abeel Park under the Chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Under the Chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, The British University in Dubai (BUiD) celebrated the graduation of its fifteenth and sixteenth cohorts of graduates at the doctoral and Masters levels at Za’abeel Park on 15 December 2021.
Due to COVID-19, BUiD was unable to hold a ceremony in 2020, so this year more than 350 postgraduate students graduated, with 200 graduands attending the ceremony including 57 at the doctoral level.
The ceremony was attended by a number of special guests including His Excellency Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Consul General of the British Embassy in Dubai, and University Council members including John Martin St Valery OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, British Business Group in Dubai and Northern Emirates, and Sheikha Hind Al Mualla, Chief of Creativity, Happiness and Innovation, KHDA. BUiD’s academic and administrative staff, and the family and friends of the graduates joined the celebrations in the University’s first outdoor graduation ceremony in its 18 year history.
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, welcomed the graduates, their families, and guests. He said, “It has been a difficult two years, yet our students have put in the extra effort needed to fulfil all the requirements of their studies. Congratulations – you should be proud of yourselves, the skills you have developed and the knowledge you have gained. We are very proud of you.”
BUiD contributes to the higher educational system in the UAE by developing cutting-edge research capability in key disciplines, offers the highest internationally competitive level of research-informed education, and plays a leading role in stimulating a knowledge-based economy in the region and beyond.