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UOWD wins SCATA Education and Training Provider of the Year Award

Thursday, 3 June, 2010

University recognised for excellence in delivering its Master of Science (Logistics)
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) won the 'Education & Training Provider of the Year' award at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) 2010, beating four other leading education institutions in the UAE.

The annual SCATA awards, organised by Logistics Middle East, an ITP Business publication, honoured 16 organisations in the fields of logistics, sea freight and air cargo, at a glittering ceremony held on June 2, 2010 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina.

Accepting the award, Professor Rob Whelan, President of UOWD, said, "One reason for my pride in the University's achievement is the fact that our commitment and contribution to the logistics industry in the UAE have been acknowledged and recognised by this award."

"When introducing the Master of Science (Logistics) in the UAE, we realised that there was a great need in the MENA region for graduates with particular skills and knowledge in logistics and supply chain management after all, this is one of the world's major logistics hubs."

The other education institutions shortlisted for the category were Dubai Trade, Emirates Aviation College, SP Jain Centre of Management and the University of Bolton, Ras Al Khaimah.

The SCATA Awards have established themselves as the ultimate celebration of the Middle East logistics industry's achievements. The awards leverage the breadth and experience of ITP's market leading transportation magazines, including Logistics Middle East, ArabianSupplyChain.com and Aviation Business.

The 'Education & Training Provider of the Year' category recognises the achivements of a leading training provider or education institute through a flagship course or a series of courses on supply chain management. A number of factors are taken into account, including course structure, subject range, teaching faculty and response from the market.

The Master of Science (Logistics) program at UOWD is designed to provide professionals working within the logistics and operations management area with skills essential to manage the flow of materials and information within and between organizations and their business environment. It incorporates both practical and theoretical aspects of logistics and supply chain management to assist managers in increasing business efficiency and advancing their individual careers.

The introduction of the M Sc. (Logistics) program at UOWD is timely, particularly within the Emirate of Dubai, as it seeks to establish an integrated multi-modal logistics hub as evidenced by the Jebel Ali Airport Project and the Dubai Logistics City (DLC) developments.