Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce Welcome New Platinum Partner Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

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8th July 2014

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce has announced Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education as their newest Platinum Partner. Al-Maktoum college joins organisations such as Abertay University, Angus Council, Bank of Scotland, DC Thomson, Dundee & Angus College, Dundee City Council, GlaxoSmithKline, Michelin Tyre PLC, MTC, NHS Tayside, The James Hutton Institute and University Dundee.

 Chamber President, Tim Allan, added “We are delighted to welcome Al-Maktoum College to our illustrious group of Platinum Partners and look forward to a long and productive association.”

 Chamber Platinum Partners work strategically with Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce to develop a strong local business sector and promote Dundee and Angus as a world-class destination. They all make a strong and lasting contribution to local prosperity and are expert in their fields.

 Dundee’s Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is an independent and internally-recognised, research led centre of excellence. Established in 2001, it’s a not-for-profit educational charity and one of a small number of private colleges of Higher education in the UK.

 This year the College principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Hossein Godazgar, has launched several initiatives that support the continuing aims of providing a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

 The college aims to bridge the possible gap between Muslim and western worlds by focusing on education, research, intelligent debate and scientific understanding of Islam and the role of Muslims in the Contemporary world.

“The College is unique in its drive to serve the communities and promote a greater understanding of different religions and cultures.” Said Dr Godazgar.

Recent new developments include creating a number of world-class research centres at its Blackness Road, Dundee Campus that will enhance the academic profile of the College amongst Universities.

The college is also organising specialist workshops in Dundee and Glasgow as an introduction to the evolving Islamic Financial sector, while plans are well advanced for its third series of hugely successful open lectures.

 “We are pleased to be part of this fine city and after a satisfactory and encouraging start, we are involved in many new projects we hope will help us strengthen our position.” Said Dr Godzagar.

 

 

 

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