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

06/05/2017

Dubai, May 6, 2017: 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.

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