The grand inauguration of the Global Banking School (GBS), one of the fastest-growing higher education providers in the UK, was organised on Thursday, November 11 at the Conference Center of Dubai Knowledge Park, home to its vibrant & fully equipped Dubai campus as Global Business Studies (GBS).
The inauguration ceremony was addressed by Stanley Johnson as the keynote speaker; Johnson, the Chair of the Global GBS Advisory Board spoke about the good work in the field of education carried out by the GBS group in the UK and wished good luck to the first campus outside UK and promised all support to the GBS Dubai team. He also mentioned the importance of the UAE as an international educational hub in the making.
The other speakers on the occasion were Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Academic Officer and CEO of GBS, who briefed the audience about the activities and progress of GBS in the UK in such a short period of time wherein the group achieved 93 per cent approval ratings of students in the NSS survey; speaking on the occasion, Dr Vishwajeet Rana, Group CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of GBS thanked Johnson and all the dignitaries for their presence and support, while Professor Amitabh Upadhya, President, GBS Dubai spoke about the programmes, courses, facilities and the futuristic and inclusive approach that GBS Dubai is following in preparing students to be future ready.
Prominent invitees who attended the event included H.E. Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi from the private office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, H.E Adnan Al Noorani, Chairman of the Board and CEO, H.E. Majid al Midfa, Chairman, Emirates Environmental Group, Shri Ramkumar Thangaraj, Consul (Education, Passport & Attestation) from Consulate of India, Sunita Mirchandani, UAE Lead Adviser for Education and Training from British Embassy Dubai, and Principals of prominent schools of Dubai, Captains of Industry and Businesses and Corporate Leaders.
GBS is a decade-old institution with over 15,000 students distributed across eight UK campuses in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds, and two campuses outside the UK in Malta and Dubai. GBS offers flexible, quality further and higher education, and vocational and academic programmes in the fields of banking/finance, computers, teacher’s training, construction, and healthcare management – designed to fit into the lives of students with family and other work commitments.
Scholarship to Emirati students
GBS aims to continue its mission of changing lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to living standards and access to learning, throughout the Middle East and Africa and the Gulf region. The organisation has taken great care to provide industry-relevant courses that maximise the chances for students to achieve their dream career, start a new business or expand an existing one. GBS Dubai in its commitment for providing quality education in the UAE is offering special scholarships to Emirati and expatriate youth for fulfilling their aspirations to acquire international accredited applied knowledge to contribute to the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of UAE. Making a difference to local communities, is an important value that GBS pursues.
GBS Dubai is based in Dubai Knowledge Park
Dr. Viswajeet Rana, Chairman of the Executive Board GBS, discussing about the vision and mission of group GBS underlined its commitment to offer high-quality education for aspiring students from different parts of the world.
Dubai, considered the melting pot for the East and West, has always been one of his preferred educational destinations as a global city that offers world-class infrastructure, safety, security, and a conducive atmosphere for learning, research, internship, and job opportunities for graduating students.
Realising the disruption of the global environment in all sectors of life and business, Dr. Rana believes that social and sustainable decision-making need to be weighed for planning the future of the aspirational youth of tomorrow. Further, Dr. Rana emphasised GBS values that include care for students, cherishing diversity, ethical and professional operations, entrepreneurial spirit, and willingness to learn and improve themselves. He also emphasised that GBS Dubai will be working towards promoting applied international education among Emirati students in pursuance of one of GBS's important values viz. making a difference to local communities, and encourage the young aspirants through its scholarship programmes.