July 3, 2017, by Emma Thorne

University’s prestigious partnership with Emirati horse hospital

The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has announced a prestigious international partnership with the Dubai Equine Hospital.

The recently signed memorandum of understanding will see up to two fully-funded international students from the DEH per year studying on a scholarship offered by the Emirati Sheikh at Nottingham’s Vet School over the next five years. The partnership represents an investment of £1.7m from the DEH.

Nottingham is one of just five institutions to be chosen for this partnership, which provides a direct link to the Emirati Ministry of Education, which could offer crucial future strategic contacts for Nottingham.

Professor Gary England, Foundation Dean and Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, said:

“I am delighted that the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has partnered with the Dubai Equine Hospital. This exciting collaboration will allow us to welcome new students from the UAE and I’m confident that this partnership will be fruitful and beneficial to both institutions, as well as being beneficial for the future of veterinary education in Dubai.”

Dr Rola Sharif, Assistant Manager of Operations at Zabeel Veterinary Hospital, added:

“Dubai Equine Hospital is pleased to partner with another leading university in veterinary medicine, the University of Nottingham. The partnership is to support UAE nationals to receive high quality veterinary medicine education through the sponsorship of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine with aim to further advance the veterinary profession in UAE and increase Emirati nationals specialized in various veterinary fields.

“Thanks to the generosity and farsightedness of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the veterinary profession in the UAE will further advance and become a leading profession in the Middle East and internationally.”

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