Mon 20-03-2017 21:12 PM
DUBAI, 20th March, 2017 (WAM) -- The Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences today celebrated the graduation of the first batch of 33 postgraduate dental students from its Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, after completing a three-year Masters programme.
"The MBRU is committed to achieving its objectives to strengthen Dubai’s position as a leader in the fields of education, medicine and health sciences in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," said H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of the MBRU and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, in a speech delivered in the ceremony.
The MBRU, he said, is raising the bar and improving the level of medical care in the region through the graduation of doctors with high degrees of skill and competence."
Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, Minister of State for Higher Education, congratulated students and commended the MBRU for its role in providing a strong intellectual and scientific environment in the UAE.
"Education is a priority for the UAE Government and our leadership gives this sector the required care and attention. Higher education plays an important role in development in the UAE in areas of enhanced information exchange, scientific knowledge, research capacity, and human resources needed for professional and community service. As more and more students graduate, the country gets the necessary skills and competencies for the advancement of the nation," said Belhoul.
Those who attended the ceremony included senior officials, members of the MBRU board of trustees, dignitaries, faculty members, dental residents, medical students, families of students, and officials from Dubai Healthcare City Authority and other government departments.