Coventry University takes off with Emirates

Coventry University has launched a new research centre in Dubai in collaboration with the Emirates Aviation University (EAU), to train research students in a range disciplines like aviation, smart cities, management and security.

Coventry and EAU have co-operated for over a decade by running joint post graduate programmes in aerospace, but this new partnership means they will jointly award academic qualifications to students, up to PhD level. Research students will spend most of their time in Dubai, but will attend at Coventry University from time to time, while getting support from Coventry University academics.

EAU is located in Dubai International Academic City – vibrant cluster of colleges and higher education institutions from around the world – and was set up in 1991. It currently has over 2,000 students from 75 countries, many of who hope to work in the aviation industry.

Richard Dashwood, deputy vice-chancellor for research at Coventry University said: ” The shared expertise of our two universities in the aerospace and transport industries, and our joint ambition to advance knowledge and skills in these fields, have provided the perfect platform for the launch of this new doctoral training college and research centre. We very much look forward to welcoming the first cohort of research students in September, and to working with colleagues at the Emirates Aviation University, to train the next generation of talent in aviation, innovation and artificial intelligence.”

Dr Ahmed Al Ali, vice-chancellor of EAU added: ” Our partnership with Coventry has always aded great value to our students and proved to be successful. The opening of the new research centre and doctoral training college is a testament to our growing commitment to always provide them with the best tools to develop their skills and capabilities.”