His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No (9) of 2018 on the Board of Trustees of British University in Dubai (BUiD).
The Board is to chaired by Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
According to the decree, members of the Board include Hussain Hassan Mirza Al Sayegh, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, the deputy chair of the Board; Ahmad Butti Al Muhairbi; Sheikha Hind Ali Rashid Al Mualla and Simon Moon; in addition to representatives from the British Council UAE, Emirates NBD, Rolls-Royce International Ltd, British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates and Dubai Holding Group.
Pursuant to the new decree, the BUiD Board of Trustees will discharge all its responsibilities and authorities as prescribed by the Statute and Article of Association attached to Law No. (5) of 2003 on the establishment of the British University in Dubai.
This decree is effective from the date of issuance, and will be published in the Official gazette.
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) offers a unique not-for-profit brand of higher education with high standards for study and research designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond.
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 by Ruler’s Decree of the Emirate of Dubai, as the region's first, research-based, postgraduate university. BUiD offers a unique not-for-profit brand of higher education with high standards for study and research designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond. BUiD was established to facilitate access in the Middle East to a British-style of world class education, training and research. At BUiD's first anniversary celebrations His Excellency, Richard Makepeace, then British Ambassador to the UAE commented that BUiD was one of the most exciting developments in UAE-UK relations we have seen for many years. After a decade, the excitement and commitment is sustained!
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