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Biggest Overseas Student Group Attends Al-Maktoum College Summer School

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education has welcomed its biggest ever group of overseas female students – 74 in total – to its 2018 Summer School.

This is the 26th such educational programme since the first ever Summer School of 2003 and more than 1,200 students have travelled to Dundee to participate in that time.

“The arrival of the 74 students from 17 different institutions proves the enduring popularity of our programmes and the desire to visit Scotland,” said College Secretary, Dr Abi Abubaker.

“Over the next three weeks, we will be encouraging students to learn more about Scotland, its people, its history, culture and traditions in the contemporary world.”

The Summer School study topics include Scottish history and culture, globalisation and multiculturalism, Muslim women and leadership, and presentation plus civilisational dialogue.

Dundee Lord Provost, Ian Borthwick welcomed the students to Dundee during a visit to the College today (Wed, June 20). He said: “These Al-Maktoum College programmes are hugely popular so I hope this latest group enjoys the experience and the warmest of welcomes from the people of Dundee and Scotland.”

The students come from

  • Abu Dhabi University;
  • Abu Dhabi Police College
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University of Sharjah
  • British University in Dubai
  • Cairo University
  • College of Islamic and Arabic Studies
  • Emirates National Oil Company
  • University of Fujairah
  • Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
  • Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance
  • Higher Colleges of Technology
  • University of Malaya
  • Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University
  • University of Sharjah
  • UAE University
  • Zayed University