Sun 14-05-2017 12:40 PM

British University in Dubai organises 3rd Doctoral Research Conference

DUBAI, 14th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The British University in Dubai, BUiD, held its 3rd Doctoral Research Conference on Saturday 13th May, 2017.

In line with its commitment as the leading research-based University in the region, BUiD welcomed more than 70 postgraduate students who participated in the conference from different universities from the UAE and UK. Students’ research presentations covered different areas of sustainability, project management, finance, IT and education.

The conference was sponsored by the Al Maktoum Foundation, Dubai International Academic City, and PMI UAE, Khaleeji Chapter.

The students, faculty members and visiting professors from UK universities were warmly greeted by BUiD’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, who stressed the importance of interaction between academics and students for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. He said that such events and conferences provide a perfect opportunity for facilitating this exchange.

Keynote speaker, Professor Stephen McKinney, leader of the research and teaching group, Creativity, Culture and Faith in the School of Education in the University of Glasgow, discussed in his presentation the development of Human Rights legislation on the rights for school education and the four "As" of the right to education: Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability and Adaptability.

Emeritus Professor of Construction Management at Loughborough University, Professor Roland McCaffer, delivered a keynote speech about "Working with Industry-University and Companies", while Brian Chung, Research Projects Coordinator at Al Qasimi Foundation, gave an overview of current studies at Al Qasimi Foundation.

The students delivered their research presentations through different sessions chaired by BUiD professors who directed discussions based on questions put by the audience. Other presentations were also made by Skype from students from the UK.

At the end of the conference, students’ presentations were assessed by a committee of academics from BUiD. Six students received Best Paper Awards, which were given by Professor Alshamsi and Professor Pinnington.