What’s happening at Murdoch Dubai

Murdoch University Dubai Gives Delhi a Taste of Dubai

Connecting with education partners and raising awareness about studying, living and working in the business hub of the Middle East in an enchanting Dubai-themed event in New Delhi.

8th April 2019

New Delhi, India – Murdoch University Dubai recently organised a dazzling launch event in New Delhi as part of its Indian Outreach program. Themed around the sights and sounds of enthralling Dubai, the evening was attended by educational consultants as well as dignitaries from Murdoch University Perth & Dubai.

Over 25 strategic business partners were in attendance along with the Deputy Vice Chancellor International, Murdoch University, Prof. Lyn Karstadt. The Murdoch University Dubai delegation included the Dean and Academic President, Dr. James Trotter, the General Manager, Justin Blake, Director of Marketing and Admissions, Sarah El Gohary and Student Ambassador, Aishwarya Subrahmanian.

The event highlighted the unique advantage of studying, living and working in a dynamic and cosmopolitan business hub like Dubai. The Dean, Dr. James Trotter, also shared further information about the campus facilities as well as Student Support Services.

Prof. Karstadt outlined the flexible programs offered by Murdoch Dubai, dependent on the academic and English qualifications of the applicants. Highlights of the newly-introduced English Language Programs were shared along with the Foundation, Diploma, Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs. The truncated duration of the Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs along with the Double Major option were well-received by the partners and a refreshing change to traditional university programs. She also shared information about five new courses to be offered from September 2019 and January 2020 – Undergraduate courses with Majors in Criminology, Accounting, Banking and Human Resource Management and a Master of Forensic Science.

On being asked about the unparalleled offerings by Murdoch University Dubai, General Manager, Justin Blake remarked, “At Murdoch University Dubai, our focus is on empowering students to be successful leaders of the future. The courses we offer prepare them not only for a strong career pathway but also enhance our students' employability skills, enabling them to undertake a variety of responsibilities in different environments.”

Student Ambassador Aishwarya Subrahmanian also shared her personal experience about pursuing a Double Major at Murdoch University Dubai. On her life as a student and having received the Vice Chancellor’s Award last year, she commented “The community at Murdoch Dubai is very diverse, and the interactions with our lecturers and peers has helped me to understand different insights and perspectives.”

The evening ended with a special Arabic musical performance by the Director of Marketing & Admissions, Sarah El Gohary that blended perfectly with the Middle Eastern décor and ambiance for the night.

Wrapping up the evening, Carmelo González, International Relations Consultant from The Chopras, commented, “I learnt so much more about the university’s unique programs and the vibrant international life in Dubai. I now think Murdoch every time I think Dubai!”

Sonya Singh from SIEC, further stated, “This Murdoch University Dubai launch in Delhi brought out the spirit of the destination and the vibrancy of Murdoch on a single platform, making it memorable and colourful!”

This launch event in New Delhi was part of a larger outreach and engagement program in India, with workshops also being organised in Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.

“Thinking Outside the Hospital Box” with Murdoch University Dubai

Celebrating the UAE’s global health hare ranking and discussing leadership in health care management

10th March 2019

Dubai, UAE

Murdoch University Dubai held a Health Care Management Forum earlier this week as part of its Master of Health Care Management program launch.

Distinguished leaders in health care were invited to discuss and debate topics around leadership and transformation within the health care industry.

Doctors, nurses and administrative staff who work in a variety of environments, such as medical companies, health authorities, multi-level care facilities and hospitals attended the forum which was held at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Health Care City.

Attendees were able to share ideas and ask questions to a panel of experts, with representations from government and private sectors including Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Authority, Synapse Medical Services, Kings College London and Ayurveda Centers. The health care leaders outlined megatrends and new technologies in the UAE and shared personal experiences.

Margaret Faux – Founder and CEO of Synapse Medical Services – gave a keynote address titled “Thinking Outside the Hospital Box” and gave 10 tips to current and future healthcare leaders on how to practise leadership in health care. According to Faux, managing health care is different to managing any other industry and requires a certain skillset and knowledge.

Following this session, Faux moderated a panel of health care leaders including:

  • Dr. Adil Sajwani – Program Director, Capacity Building for GPs in Family Medicine Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP)
  • Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki – Director of Investment and Partnership Department
  • Dr. V. L Shyam – Medical Director at Shyam’s Ayurveda Center
  • Kandarp Thakkar – Chief Pharmacist at King’s College London UAE

The panel acknowledged that the UAE health care sector is doing very well with the development of its universal health care coverage scheme. Health care in the UAE has been ranked at number 10 globally in terms of systems operations, efficiency and quality. They agreed that it is a great achievement for the country in such a short period of time.

In an interview post the forum, Dr. Adil Sajwani said “UAE 2021 vision focuses on international health care systems, and this cannot be achieved without a very advanced education system. Universities in the UAE should follow the trends, be prepared for the futuristic vision and modify their curriculum accordingly.”

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki commented on leadership in health care adding that “We need to work together to improve the health care system not only in Dubai but in the entirety of the UAE. Private and public sectors must collaborate to bring the best experiences, spread the know-hows, encourage the innovations, and above all develop the education.”

Claire Macrae, Programme Co-ordinator for Murdoch Dubai’s new Graduate Certificate and Masters in Health Care Management stressed that “Murdoch Dubai is excited to be part of this growth. We trust that the new courses we are launching will help contribute significantly to the need to strengthen leadership capacity in the region.”

About Murdoch University Dubai’s Master of Health Care Management

Murdoch University’s Master of Health Care Management aims to cultivate excellence in leadership and management in health professionals working in quality, safety, risk and middle management roles in acute, community, mental health, primary and aged care in the public and private sectors.

Upon completion of this course, health care professionals will have the capacity to apply these skills in a range of management positions and become leaders and champions of change. Innovative and creative elective and research units are designed to allow different disciplines to focus on their areas of speciality.

The university is now accepting applications for May 2019.

For more information contact one of our marketing and admissions staff on:

E: dubai.marketing@murdoch.edu.au

M: +971 55 249 7464


Murdoch University Dubai bolsters UAE education with new English gateway program

International students have the opportunity to pursue higher education English faster and enhance their provision of the language, thanks to a new course at Murdoch University Dubai.

The English Language Programs (ELP) offers a gateway to students who do not currently meet entry requirements for undergraduate or postgraduate courses, but wish to study at that level.

Students can now apply for the Academic English and General English ELP courses, which start on Sunday 10th March.

The Academic English course focuses on academic proficiency and literacy, preparing students for the complexities of higher education, enabling them to become confident and independent learners. The General English course is ideal for those wanting to improve their confidence in conversational English and learn real-world skills for living, travelling and working abroad. Both courses focus on writing, listening, reading and speaking; with additional critical thinking and employability skills modules for Academic English students.

Murdoch University Dubai endeavours to increase its international student intake and promote the UAE as a destination for unrivalled education, by offering valuable opportunities that better prepare students for their future endeavours.

General Manager Justin Blake said: “The ELP is essentially a fast-track pass to the English language. As the primary language in so many countries across the globe, this really is a fantastic opportunity for students to equip themselves for the future.

“At Murdoch University Dubai, we put students at the heart of everything we do to enable them to become future leaders and make a difference to the world. With students from countries such as China, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria and Indonesia, it’s important that our offer continually evolves and is truly global.

“We feel lucky to be based in such an inspirational country and a cultural melting pot. We strongly support 2019 as the UAE’s Year of Tolerance by creating an environment in which international students come together to learn, share and grow, to create memories and become the best version of themselves.

“The demand for this course has been really high and we’re looking forward to receiving many more applications.”

For those interested in Academic English, a pre-course qualifying test is required to guarantee a place and speakers must be intermediate to advanced. For General English, there is no minimum entry requirement, although beginners are advised to contact the university for study advice.

In addition to ELP, Murdoch University Dubai offers a range of foundation, diploma and graduate certificates, allowing students to naturally progress into undergraduate or postgraduate programs upon completion.

For more information, visit www.murdochuniversitydubai.com.

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Notes to editors

  • Murdoch University is one of Australia’s leading universities with a global reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.
  • Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. A third campus is based in Singapore.
  • Tuition fees and course durations vary.
  • If required, student visas can take up to three weeks to be granted.