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Al-Maktoum College Summer School Students’ Fond Farewell to Dundee

A 63-strong group of female students from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar and Malaysia bid a fond farewell to Dundee having completed the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education’s 2016 Summer School Programme.

This was the 22nd educational programme of its kind since the first Summer School in 2003 and the number of students who have taken part is now stands at 974.

From thirteen universities and colleges, their study topics included Scottish history and culture, leadership and management, imagination, art and presentation plus civilisational dialogue.

At a concluding ceremony at the College (Friday, August 5), College Principal and Vice Chancellor, Dr Hossein Godazgar, said:

“Through this Summer School and through acquiring new skills and abilities, I hope you have learned how to develop yourself as an independent and autonomous individual, and as a future leader.

“I also hope you have developed a new outlook on life, diverse cultures and the challenges, and opportunities that you face – and that you have established new friendships.”

Chairman of the Al-Maktoum College Board, HE Mr Mirza Al-Sayegh, said: “The appeal and immense value of our programmes here in Dundee for female students remains strong.

“These carefully-devised programmes are very much in demand. They are a success story.”

The third and fourth-year students come from Abu Dhabi University, American University in Dubai, American University of Sharjah, British University in Dubai, Cairo University, College of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance, Higher Colleges of Technology, Qatar University, United Arab Emirates University, University of Malaya, University of Sharjah and Zayed University

The party has now left for Oxford and London to complete the programme.