A 63-strong group of female students from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar and Malaysia has arrived in Dundee for the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education’s annual Summer School Programme.
This is 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 over the 900-mark.
From thirteen universities and colleges, their study topics will include Scottish history and culture, leadership and management, imagination, art and presentation plus civilisational dialogue.
On Monday, July 18, Lord Provost Bob Duncan, welcomed the group at the City Chambers.
He said: “I hope the students will enjoy their visit to Dundee as previous groups have done.
“The Al-Maktoum College has prepared an interesting programme for the students that includes visits to discover other parts of Scotland.”
College Principal and Vice Chancellor, Dr Hossein Godazgar, said: “We want the students to learn more about Scotland, its people, its history, culture and traditions in the contemporary world and we think the programme will encourage that.
“The work of the College is primarily devoted to research and study, so we believe the Summer School gives the visiting students a greater insight into what we are doing here, day to day.
“Once again, we are very grateful to the Lord Provost for his support and warm welcome.”
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
After their Dundee stay, the party will head to Oxford and London to complete the programme.