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City University London signs memorandum of understanding with Dubai Healthcare City

City University London will offer short courses to healthcare professionals in Dubai having signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
by George Wigmore

nullUsing the skills and knowledge present in the School of Health Sciences, the partnership will help establish DHCC as a destination that brings together innovations in healthcare, education and research. The MoU will also assist overall academic development in the region, advancing capabilities and skills in the healthcare workforce to serve industry needs.

Located in the heart of Dubai and launched in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), DHCC is mandated to meet the demand for high-quality, patient-centred healthcare.  Through strategic partnerships such as those signed with City University London, DHCC brings together a wealth of services in healthcare, medical education and research, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, wellness and allied support.

Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, said: "By bringing our sector-leading education and excellent research to Dubai, the short courses offered by the School of Health Sciences in collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City will enable healthcare professionals to learn, share and innovate, ultimately improving healthcare in the region."

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran, who signed the MoU in Dubai, said: "The signing of this memorandum of understanding with Dubai Healthcare City is a special moment for City University London and the School of Health Sciences.  This initiative will support the development of what is already a thriving cluster of health related activities, further strengthen our presence in Dubai and provide a shop window to our world-leading applied healthcare research and education."

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director for MENA and Head of Dubai Centre, said: "We are really excited to be adding such prestigious courses to our portfolio. Joining our renowned Executive MBA and MSc Aviation courses this strategic partnership with Dubai Healthcare City and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre will expand upon the skills and knowledge we can offer, helping to further establish City University London in Dubai and the wider region."

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