Pact with UK university for real estate studies courses

DUBAI — Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the region’s first academic institute for real estate studies, has signed an agreement with the UK’s University of Reading Department of Real Estate and Planning.

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Published: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 9:03 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:14 AM

According to the agreement, the two institutions will jointly offer executive education programmes and training in real estate during the upcoming academic year, including short courses for middle managers and real estate leaders. In addition, both DREI and the University of Reading will work together to develop tailored programmes and work towards building research capabilities and degree programmes.

Dr Mohamed Al Shehi, managing director of DREI, said: “The University of Reading has a tradition for excellence that dates back to the 19th Century. We are honoured to establish a partnership with such a prestigious university, which adds a rich academic tradition in real estate education and expertise to the region.”

He added that the agreement with the University of Reading’s Department of Real Estate and Planning would help individuals and corporations looking for high quality real estate professional development opportunities.

The programme participants will have access to the university’s digital library. The university’s large network will also enable industry experts to attend lectures and provide first hand knowledge of the industry to programme participants.

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