Paid internships by MODUL University Dubai is a ‘game changer’ in UAE’s higher education market

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MODUL University Dubai is the first and only university in the Middle East tangibly bridging the gap between academics & industry with paid internships

Dubai: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced its ‘paid internships program’ offered at the recently-held Gulf Education and Training Exhibition [GETEX] 2017 for the very first time in the Middle East received massive appeal from students, parents and school counselors.

MODUL University Dubai is the first and the only university in the Middle East which is tangibly bridging the gap between academics and the industry with paid internships. The paid internship program by MODUL is in commitment to the university’s mission to reinforce value-added, 360-degree tailored quality education, enhancing students’ employability and also offering valuable operational insights.

The unique internship program is also designed at addressing the skill gap between higher education and the ever-changing demands of the industry and workplace.

Prof. Dr. Joerg Finsinger, Academic President of MODUL University Dubai, said: “MODUL University Dubai truly believes it is paramount for students leaving universities to be equipped to handle the demands of the workplace amidst the changing business goals and environments. Our paid internships program is a game changer and we are very proud to transfer prime Austrian education principles to the UAE and the wider region. These very principles have led Austria despite its small population (8.4m) to be amongst the world’s leading nations in technology, manufacturing and business while its unemployment rates are amongst the lowest globally.”

During GETEX, MODUL University Dubai also received encouraging response to its newly-launched academic programs, such as M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy and Sustainability Education and Research Centre [SERC]. The SERC is aimed at supporting the region’s efforts in sustainability through investment in education & research and promoting UAE as centre of excellence for sustainability.

About MODUL University Dubai:

Established in Vienna in 1908, the MODUL brand has over 100 years of legacy in hospitality and tourism education. The Dubai branch marks the opening of the first ever Austrian University in the region. A subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, the MODUL University Dubai offers a number of academic and professional programs with business, tourism and hospitality education at the heart of its offering.

About Dubai Investments PJSC:

Dubai Investments PJSC is a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market with over 19,800 shareholders and a paid-up capital of AED 4 billion. Incorporated in 1995, the company has grown exponentially with investments in a number of businesses across three core sectors – real estate, manufacturing & industrial and financial investments across the UAE and the Middle East.

Since inception, Dubai Investments has challenged the norms and introduced cutting-edge technologies, pioneering business models, unique investment strategies and innovative concepts across its diversified portfolio spanning different sectors and markets across the globe. Dubai Investments currently has over 40 subsidiaries & joint ventures under its portfolio, across a wide array of industries and continues to seek new investment opportunities in new sectors, locally and internationally, as part of its strategic expansion plans.