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Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry passed away

We are deeply saddened by the news today, of the passing of our devoted College Patron and Founder, His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates Minister of Finance and Industry. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Al-Maktoum family and people of the UAE during this difficult time.

HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum established, at a personal level, the Al-Maktoum College in Dundee through the Al Maktoum Foundation. The promotion of education and intellectual exchange was at the centre of Shaikh Hamdan’s vision and desire for greater dialogue and understanding across people, cultures, and communities, particularly between the Arab and Muslim worlds and the West. The establishment of and the work carried out by the Al-Maktoum College stands as a practical example of his vision, and as a beacon for prospering relationships between Scotland and the UAE.

The College is honoured to have been supported and guided by the late Shaikh Hamdan as its Patron and will continue to promote his enduring vision for education and multiculturalism.