Embarking on a New Chapter: Queen’s University Belfast enters the UAE Education Landscape


Queen’s University Belfast will be hosting interactive workshops in the UAE this week

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Oct 4, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – Queen’s University Belfast brings its academicians and officials to UAE for 3 days long interactive activities engaging key stakeholders including High school principals, vice principals, high school students, school counsellors, and various ministries and sponsors.

Queen’s University Belfast, founded in 1845 and the 9th oldest university in the UK, is making its mark in the UAE, bringing over 175 years of academic excellence. As a recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize seven times, Queen’s is celebrated as a beacon of educational eminence. Proudly a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s offers world-class education supported by cutting-edge research.

As Queen’s University Belfast forays into the UAE education market, it envisions a trajectory of remarkable growth over the next five years. With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to academic distinction, the university is poised to become a vital player in the UAE’s higher education landscape. Some key activities initiated by the University faculties and officials on this tour are as follows.


This academic-led workshop caters to School Principals, Vice-Principals, and Careers Guidance Counsellors eager to enhance their leadership acumen and acquire the tools to spearhead change within educational settings.

Join us for:

  • Professional networking opportunities with Queen’s University experts
  • A Certificate of Participation from the University
  • Refreshments and a dynamic learning experience

Dr. Gavin Duffy will be leading the workshop. Dr Duffy is a lecturer and Programme Director of the MSc Educational Leadership Programme at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast.

Interactive Workshop Menu: A Glimpse into Project-Based Learning

This workshop is aimed to give exposure to high school students aged over 16 years of university style experimental learning. Project based learning is at the heart of Queen’s University Belfast’s ethos. In an effort to provide a taste of this unique approach, we present a series of fun, interactive challenges designed to test teamwork, communication, task management, and problem-solving skills, all while learning more about a range of subjects.

Choose from the following engaging workshops:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computing: The Sphero Challenge
  • Medicine & health science: Learn how to extract DNA from a fruit.

About Queen’s University Belfast:

Queen’s University Belfast, founded in 1845, is a world-leading institution with a rich history and a commitment to academic excellence. It is highly ranked overall in Good University Guide as well as in QS and Times Higher Education World ranking. It is ranked among the top 2 in the UK for social work, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy; top 3 in the UK for IT, and Celtic studies, and 5th for Food science and Dentistry. Medicine at QUB is ranked 7th in the UK by Good University Guide. And the list goes on… The university offers a wide range of Scholarships for international students. The University also boasts the lowest cost of living in the UK and has plenty of job opportunities and industry tie-ups in Belfast.

Ravi Chand, a career counselor and chief academic advisor from Uniplus Education says that he is seeing a surge of inquiry and increased interest among prospective students to study at Queen’s University Belfast due to its high ranking and affordable tuition fee and scholarship options. Another reason for the increased demand is due to the low cost of living and industrial development around Belfast. Many of the University’s undergraduate programs have an option of one-year industrial placement which gives students a competitive advantage when they complete the degree and get into the job market.

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