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Lord Mayor of the City of London praises Dubai's educational investment during visit

The Lord Mayor of the City of London celebrates Dubai's commitment to education

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alan Yarrow, has praised Dubai's commitment to educational investment during a special visit to the UAE.

As Chancellor of City University London, the Lord Mayor spoke at a formal reception for City University London's Dubai Centre, where he celebrated the city as a leading light in the diversification of the Gulf economies.

At a time when trade ties between the UAE and UK are at their strongest, he highlighted the importance of education and spoke of the benefits of mutual exchange of talent, ideas and capital between both countries.

"The city of Dubai is not just a thriving, diverse economy, but also one that invests in its greatest asset - its people. London and the rest of the UK have seen the benefits when upskilling its workforce and Dubai fully recognises how this can help support economic growth," he said.

Lord Mayor to UAE

The Lord Mayor also praised the role of the Dubai Centre in furthering the region's investment in talent, stating:

"As the only overseas location for City University London, the Dubai Centre remains part of the world's top tier of education providers, helping tutor the business and world leaders of tomorrow. I wish it all the success in the future."

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director & Head of Dubai Centre, City University London said:

"City University London has built a strong reputation for academic excellence over the years, and the recent acknowledgement by the Research Excellence Framework, indicating City research has been rated world-leading and internationally excellent, is a proof point of this success and quality. 

"At City University London's Dubai Centre - we bring the UK's world-class learning experience to the UAE and its people. Looking ahead, we plan to invest further into the region, bring more courses and further develop the region's knowledge economy."

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