SHANGHAI, 30th October, 2016 (WAM) — Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority, KHDA, and the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange, CSCSE, have signed an agreement to enable greater levels of collaboration in higher education and student exchange, as part of ‘Dubai Week in China: Shanghai’, held recently.
After signing the agreement, now Degrees earned in Dubai will be verified by the CSCSE and the Ministry of Education in China, assuring students thinking about studying in the city that their qualifications will be recognised in their homeland.
“The Chinese community has contributed greatly to the growth of Dubai and we are happy this agreement builds on our relationship,” said Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director-General of KHDA, addressing more than 100 Chinese school leaders, university heads, career advisors and investors at The Langham Hotel, Xintiandi. “International branch campuses in Dubai are known for the quality of education they provide and the multi-cultural values and skills they offer students. We look forward to welcoming more students from China to our diverse and happy city.”
On a day dedicated to innovation and learning, the excellent study and employment opportunities that a Dubai education can provide Chinese students were explored in sessions co-hosted by KHDA and Falcon and Associates. Panel discussions highlighted the importance of developing cultural intelligence and how Dubai is helping ambitious Chinese talent unlock their potential and develop into future leaders through initiatives such as Dubai Business Internships, a fully-funded programme offering outstanding graduates the opportunity to acquire business knowledge and skills through project-based modules and value-added internships at leading organisations.
Similarly the Dubai 100, a pre-accelerator programme helping young innovators meet the health challenges of the future staged a five-day training camp at The House, Xintiandi, to identity teams for its next intake.
“We were honoured to host our first regional training camp with Shanghai’s thriving start-up community,” said Roland Daher, Head of Dubai 100, who also gave a key-note speech at the recent Caohejing Innovation Festival. “Dubai offers many opportunities for Chinese start-ups thanks to its commitment to innovation at governmental and industry level. The calibre of digital health start-ups in China is world-leading and by connecting these start-ups to Dubai’s regional and global network we hope to support game-changing innovations that shape the future of digital health worldwide.”