A senior delegation from Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) visited UOWD on June 4, 2012. Topics of discussion at the meeting included: the importance of quality universities with international recognition in the UAE, possible development of skills councils and importance of industry affiliations and aligning academic programs with the Dubai 2015 Strategic Plan to support the development of Dubai and the UAE.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of KHDA praised UOWD for its quality offerings and longevity in the region, adding that it was the most established branch campus in the UAE and one of the most successful in the region.
The KHDA delegation also included Dr Warren Fox- Executive Director, Higher Education, Dr Barbara Hayward - Head of Educational Research, Wessen Rawazik - Head of Higher Education Compliance and Shantella Tewari, Administration Manager.
UOWD and KHDA reinforced their commitment to continue working closely together to support and facilitate the development of quality programs for students to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to help drive the UAE economy forward.