Shanghai: Degrees earned in Dubai now will be verified by the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) and the Ministry of Education in China.

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and CSCSE have signed an agreement to enable greater levels of collaboration in higher education and student exchange, as part of ‘Dubai Week in China: Shanghai’, held recently.

“The Chinese community has contributed greatly to the growth of Dubai and we are happy this agreement builds on our relationship,” said Dr Abdullah Al Karam, director-general of KHDA, addressing more than 100 Chinese school leaders, university heads, career advisers and investors at The Langham Hotel, Xintiandi.

“International branch campuses in Dubai are known for the quality of education they provide and the multi-cultural values and skills they offer students. We look forward to welcoming more students from China to our diverse and happy city.”

On a day dedicated to innovation and learning, the excellent study and employment opportunities that a Dubai education can provide Chinese students were explored in sessions co-hosted by KHDA and Falcon and Associates. Panel discussions highlighted the importance of developing cultural intelligence and how Dubai is helping ambitious Chinese talent unlock their potential and develop into future leaders through initiatives such as Dubai Business Internships, a fully-funded programme offering outstanding graduates the opportunity to acquire business knowledge and skills through project-based modules and value-added internships at leading organisations.

Similarly, the Dubai 100, a pre-accelerator programme helping young innovators meet the health challenges of the future, staged a five-day training camp at The House, Xintiandi, to identity teams for its next intake.

“We were honoured to host our first regional training camp with Shanghai’s thriving start-up community,” said Roland Daher, head of Dubai 100, who also gave a keynote speech at the recent Caohejing Innovation Festival.

“Dubai offers many opportunities for Chinese start-ups thanks to its commitment to innovation at governmental and industry level.

The calibre of digital health start-ups in China is world-leading and by connecting these start-ups to Dubai’s regional and global network we hope to support game-changing innovations that shape the future of digital health worldwide.”