The University of Manchester Middle East Centre and Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) have signed an MoU to collaborate on higher education, training, and development opportunities for professionals working across the regional real estate industry.
The MoU comes as part of the university’s Strategic Talent Partnership programme for the Middle East which is aimed at providing a framework for active collaboration with professional and industry bodies as well as enterprises and other organisations.
The new deal between DREI and the University will focus on promoting access to higher and professional education, including part-time MBA and MSc programmes, research opportunities, and live projects, supported by career services to enrich the learning experience for students of the University and DREI, while also creating professional networking opportunities in the Middle East region," remarked Hend Al Marri, CEO of DREI, after signing the deal with Randa Bessiso, Director – Middle East, The University of Manchester.
The University recently announced the launch of the part-time MSc Real Estate for working professionals in the region.
For the regional real estate sector, this new collaboration will provide additional learning opportunities for working professionals across the industry, from investors, developers, and brokers to managers and consultants, she stated.
"It comes as a consolidation to our ambitions towards knowledge seekers who seek premier industry education. We are proud to be offering such resources to professionals who will improve upon their skills as well as help further uplift the emirate’s position on a global scale," remarked Al Marri.
"By merging our programmes and expertise with those of the university, the sky is the limit for real estate practitioners across multiple fields who will gain vital insight into the sector, both regionally and internationally," she added.
Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) is the leading institute in the Middle East and North Africa providing resources, curricula, courses, and advanced training programs in cooperation with internationally recognised universities, institutions and organisations with the aim of spreading knowledge, awareness and keeping abreast of developments in the real estate market.
Randa Bessiso, Director-Middle East, The University of Manchester, said: "We are delighted to sign this MoU with Dubai Real Estate Institute and we believe we can support the development of the regional industry through this collaboration and our range of programmes, including a new RICS-approved MSc in Real Estate Management."
"There is a broad range of professionals working in specialist roles and our aim would be to help the industry raise its performance across the regional community," she noted.
"The sector is also vital for the regional economy and this is an opportunity for professionals to upskill to meet the demands of the next wave of growth, develop their careers, and sustain their employability," she added.-TradeArabia News Service