MODUL University Dubai (MODUL), a subsidiary of Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC], recently hosted its first graduation ceremony which also coincided with its second anniversary of establishment. The event was held at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai, and marked another milestone in the university’s growth story.
The ceremony was attended by HE Dr Andreas Liebman, Austrian Ambassador to the UAE, HE Dr Taleb Rifai, Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, and Dubai Investments Management in addition to several dignitaries, students and parents.
The graduating students come from 17 different nationalities and have an average age of 27 years, highlighting MODUL University’s ability to attract amultinational student body while focussing on supporting young professionals expand their skills for career growth.
Abdulaziz Bin Yagub Serkal, Chairman of Modul University Dubai and General Manager of Dubai Investments, said: “Modul University reflects Dubai Investments’ approach and is keen to translate its established investment strategy into the education sector in line with the UAE's national strategy to invest in young people, empower their human resources and diversify national income sources.”
MODUL is the only Austrian university ranked No. 12 globally and 3rd in Europe – alongside Harvard, Oxford, LBS, Yale and Princeton University, and is considered one of the few leading universities specialised in tourism and hospitality courses.
MODUL marked its international expansion with MODUL University Dubai, a full-fledged campus offering undergraduate programmes in International Management as well as Tourism and Hospitality Management, a graduate (MSc) programme in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy as well as cutting edge MBA programmes with majors in Tourism & Hotel Development, New Media & Information Management, and Entrepreneurship Innovation & Leadership.
Zaid Maleh, Managing Director of MODUL, said: “As the first Austrian university in the MENA region, our focus is on delivering world-class Austrian education standards and to build a culture of research expertise. The programmes offered at the University are tailored to meet the needs of our youth and to prepare them for rewarding jobs in highly promising sectors. The first graduation ceremony, coinciding with our second anniversary, highlights our commitment to provide our students with tailored programmes that build their career skills. Our goal is to becoming a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for sustainability, business entrepreneurship, tourism and hospitality education, and bridging the ever-growing skillset gap between higher education and industry. With the first graduation ceremony, we are highlighting that we are well on our course to achieve our mission.”
MODUL University Dubai offers the perfect training ground for students to adopt the necessary expertise and skills required by the regional hospitality sector which is on the threshold of a major growth curve, especially as the nation gets closer to EXPO 2020 Dubai given the significant number of hotels that are expected to open from now until the event’s launch. The university’s courses are accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority [KHDA].
As published in Al Khaleej, Dotemirates.com, Eyeofdubai.com, Mena Herald, and Al Khaleej Online