Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
“The leaders of tomorrow are our focus and the foundation of the future. Our duty is to advance their skills and knowledge to continually enhance the quality of public administration.” HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Launched in 2005 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai as the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world.The School aims to support good governance in the UAE and the Arab world, and build future leaders through an integrated system offering education and training programs, as well as research and studies.
The School’s operations are founded on global best practices developed in collaboration with the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and it is considered a unique model for academic institutions in that it focuses on the practical side of governance.The School also collaborates with several government and private institutions both regionally and internationally.
The overall design and implementation of training programs is built on the foundation of scientific thought and is inspired by the reality of Arab public administration and with a view to addressing the issues and helping future leaders meet the challenges facing public administration in various parts of the Arab world.The School also organizes international and regional conferences and specialized workshops, and holds forums to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge between Arab region and the world.
MBRSG has been a supported for AIBMENA and helping it to scale. They are the the lead sponsor for the AIB Dubai 2017 Annual Meeting and have launched the Actions and Insights Book series Volume 4, and are sponsoring the Actions and Insights Middle East North Africa Series Volume 6 onwards.
University of Wollongong in Dubai
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, currently ranked in the leading universities in the world, UOWD represented a very early Australian initiative in the Gulf region. From a small beginning opposite Al Mulla Plaza, through its landmark presence on Jumeirah Road to its current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD is now recognized as being an integral part of Dubai.
As an independent UAE institution of higher education, UOWD attracts students not just from the UAE and Australia but from all over the world. Approximately 3,500 students representing almost a hundred nationalities are currently enrolled at UOWD and enjoy a quality academic experience.
UOWD has been the incubator for the AIBMENA initiative, provides structural support, and a sponsor of the Actions and Insights book series Volume 1-5. UOWD has actively sponsored the local AIBMENA meetings and the Journal of International Business Paper Development Workshops. They are a supporting sponsor of AIB Dubai 2017.
Zayed University is a national and regional leader in educational innovation. Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution has met the President’s high expectations. Today, Zayed University has two modern campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that welcome both national and international students. Zayed has regularly helped sponsor the local AIBMENA Chapter conferences.