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University of Birmingham Dubai launches Civic Scholarship for aspiring leaders

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Dubai, UAE- June 2024- The University of Birmingham Dubai (UoBD) launched its Civic Scholarship, a new initiative designed to empower the next generation of civic leaders and healthcare professionals in the UAE.

The scholarship programme will support the development of highly capable individuals with the skills and knowledge to become effective civic leaders. Its launch underlines the university’s commitment to supporting the UAE’s strategic direction to build resilience and enhance preparedness for future challenges in vital areas such as healthcare.

The scholarship will initially be offered to five students joining the university’s cluster of health programmes at the Dubai campus in September 2024 and will cover up to 60 percent of the tuition fees, to expand the scholarship to other programmes in the future.

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Professor Yusra Mouzughi, Provost, University of Birmingham Dubai, said: “We are delighted to launch the Civic Scholarship, marking an expansion of our work to foster future pioneers by drawing on the university’s 120+ years of heritage and experience. This initiative is designed to empower aspiring civic leaders and highlights the university’s position as a leading knowledge partner and a key source of talent for the UAE’s critical sectors. The scholarship reinforces our commitment to supporting national development goals through harnessing top talent and strengthening the local workforce to help address global challenges.

The Civic Scholarship was unveiled at the ‘Preparing for Future Health Challenges’ event, which took place at the university’s state-of-the-art campus in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).

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