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MPAC Athletes get recognised by Murdoch University Dubai for Sports Excellence

April 5, 2014

High octane energy, reverberating chants and the deafening roar of victory – the finale of the MPAC Youth Basketball League, held at the Dubai International Academy on 5th April 2014, was nothing short of a spectacular game. Sponsored by Murdoch University Dubai, the Murdoch Sharks qualified for the finale against the opposing team and two players - Cedric Macleou and Lawrence Lopez displayed their best skills as they battled for the Murdoch Spirit Scholarship.

Shortlisted from amongst the rest of the ‘Senior Slammers’, Cedric and Lawrence surpassed the rest of the league that consisted of 15 to 17 years old players, in order to compete for the coveted Spirit Scholarship. The scholarship, which allows for a 50 percent tuition grant for any Undergraduate course at Murdoch University Dubai, was provided in support of the university’s vision of encouraging talent and providing students with the opportunity to achieve Australian academic excellence in Dubai.

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Gearing up for Dubai Expo 2020: Education, ICT and the Job Market

March 17, 2014

Murdoch University, Dubai is all set to host its Annual School Counsellors’ Workshop on March 29, 2014 at the Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. This year’s topic – ‘Expo 2020: Education, ICT and the Job Market’ focuses on Dubai’s big win for the World Expo 2020 and how it will re-shape the education market and future employment trends in the UAE.

Keynote speakers, Phil Redhead, Senior Advisor for Digital Learning at GEMS Education and Dan Adkins, Academic Director at Murdoch University Dubai will highlight opportunities and developments that the education sector will experience. With its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will ensure that innovation will be the future foundation of education. In these crucial times, it is essential for academics to understand the need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to effectively converge with the teaching methods.

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Murdoch instructor Patrick Fronda bags 5 awards at Filmapalooza 2014

March 3, 2014

For three years, the 32-year-old Patrick Fronda had toyed with the idea of joining the 48 Hour Film Project. But it was only last year that the Filipino multimedia engineer and Murdoch University Dubai instructor found time to participate in the annual event staged in different cities around the world..Pump it.jpg

The goal, according to Fronda, was simply to have the opportunity to compete with some of the country’s aspiring filmmakers. His expectations were so low that he showed up on the day of the awards in casual clothes.

By the end of the evening, Fronda’s seven-minute film, Pump It, had won five awards: Best Use of Character, Best Writing, Best Directing, Audience Award and Best Film. By topping the Best Film category, Pump It clinched the honour to represent the UAE in Filmapalooza 2014, which takes place from Thursday to Monday in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Emerson Speakers initiate the premier Murdoch Executive Series for 2014

Feb 23, 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Murdoch University, Dubai launched the first lecture of the 2014 Murdoch Executive Series on 23rd February. This lecture was conducted by Mr. Simon Heath, Sales Director for Emerson MEA and Murdoch Alumnus Faisal Fazal Ahmed, Business Development Manager for Emerson MEA.Murdoch Master Class

Simon Heath delivered valuable insights on Effective Leadership Skills to a class full of students and industry professionals. “Becoming an effective leader is not a one-time thing. It takes time to learn and practice leadership skills until they become a part of you”, said Simon Heath. “An effective leader needs to be optimistic, confident, decisive and a good communicator. The simple reality is that a leader has to make tough and sometimes unpopular decisions”, added Mr. Heath.

Simon quoted Sir Richard Branson as one of his biggest inspiration, “you shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice. You’ve got to question leaders on occasion.”

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Article by Murdoch Lecturer Munawwar Ahmed on Dubai:2020

Feb 10, 2014

On November 27, 2013, history books were rewritten when a small fishing and trading village of the 18th century won the rights to host the prestigious Expo 2020. Although a first for the Middle East, Dubai is no stranger to engineering feats and marvels that have evolved the city’s landscape into the metropolitan skyline it is today.Expo2020.jpg

In just a little over 40 years, UAE’s GDP has radically jumped by nearly 231 times since the union was created in 1971 making the country the second largest Arab economy after Saudi Arabia.

Many cities within the UAE, however, have also sought to make a name for themselves on the regional and global stage as well.

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, plays host to the world’s largest indoor and first Ferrari theme park, and houses the sustainable eco-friendly city, Masdar. Synchronous with the cultural renaissance, prestigious names such as the Louvre, by architect Jean Nouvel, is due for completion in the capital soon.

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Judith Fox enlightens Murdoch University Dubai about The Terry Fox Foundation

Feb 6, 2014

Judith Fox, sister of the legendary Terry Fox, visited Murdoch University Dubai on February 6, 2014. The purpose of her visit was a simple yet noble one – to spread awareness about her brother and his efforts to help the world in the battle against cancer. Judith Fox.jpg

Judith’s narration of Terry Fox’s life and his brave initiatives not only touched the hearts of all students and faculty members but also inspired them to continue the fight against the fatal disease. Terry, at the young age of 19, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that caused him to have his right leg amputated. Not one to accept defeat easily, he set his sights on running across Canada in 1980 to raise millions for cancer research. Running close to a marathon per day, he covered an incredible 5,373 kilometres before unfortunately succumbing to his illness.

The Marathon of Hope, a noble cause that Terry began however continues till today. People from all over the world participate in Terry Fox runs to help keep his dream alive. The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions across the globe in commemoration of cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research. Over 600 million dollars have been raised worldwide for cancer research by the Terry Fox Foundation.

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Congratulations to GEMS Our Own Indian School’s graduating class of 2014

Jan 30, 2014

Murdoch University Dubai was proud to be a part of GEMS Our Own Indian School’s graduation ceremony held on January 30 for the Al Quoz branch. The ceremony was a momentous occasion for the school and its students of Grade 12.Indian High Graduation 2014.JPG

Daniel Adkins, Academic Director at Murdoch University Dubai and Xolile White, Factory Manager at Nestle Dubai Manufacturing were the Chief Guests and congratulated the graduates as they conferred their high school diplomas. The university’s presence at the ceremony reflects its firm belief of participating in the achievements of the student community.

Last month, Shahra Ali, a housemaid’s daughter, received an unexpected 100 per cent scholarship from Murdoch University Dubai for her Computer Science under-graduate studies. Her family, who could not afford her fees, was pleasantly surprised when Murdoch offered Shahra a complete tuition fee waiver under special circumstances.

Dan Adkins was invited on stage to present the diplomas to all graduates. Murdoch University Dubai will continue to extend its support and wishes the graduates the best in all their future endeavours.

Scholarship boom in UAE Universities

Jan 15, 2014

Dubai: It would be a gross understatement to say higher education in the UAE is an expensive affair. But as an XPRESS survey of five universities reveals, that’s just one side of the story.Scholarship booms.jpg

Another university offering 100 per cent scholarship is Murdoch University. Established in 2008, it has so far given full scholarships to six students.

Last month, Shahra Ali, a housemaid’s daughter, received an unexpected 100 per cent scholarship from Murdoch University Dubai for her Computer Science under-graduate studies. Her family, who could not afford her fees, was pleasantly surprised when Murdoch offered Shahra a complete tuition fee waiver under special circumstances.

“Our scholarships generally vary from 10 to 25 per cent of the total tuition fee which amounts to Dh15,000 to Dh45,000 depending upon the degree being pursued. In exceptional circumstances of full tuition scholarships, the total scholarship amount can be as high as Dh180,000,” said Dan Adkins, the university’s Academic Director.

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UAE, Australia share firm friendship, Gillard says

Jan 16, 2014

Abu Dhabi: The UAE and Australia share a firm friendship that is expressed in a dynamic relationship, a commitment to trade and investment, an enthusiasm for strong people-to-people ties and shared strategic interests in the security, stability and development of the Gulf region, Australia’s former prime minister said on Wednesday.julia gillard.jpg

Julia Gillard, the country’s first woman prime minister, said the UAE hosts the Australian Defence Force Headquarters for the Middle East — “our base, which has been pivotal to our role in the war in Afghanistan, in aiding the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in strengthening maritime security in this region.”

“I acknowledge the courage and commitment your nation has also shown in the fight in Afghanistan. It is one practical expression of the friendship between our two countries,” Gillard told the audience at a lecture organised by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.

Gillard said the total joint trade now exceeds $5 billion (Dh18.3 billion) annually, citing two larger stories behind these numbers...

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Murdoch University Dubai hosts Emirates International School’s Leadership Development Day

Murdoch University Dubai recently hosted 35 teachers at a Leadership Development Day conducted by Emirates International School on 5th January 2014.Emirates Internation School presents Leadership Day.png This Leadership Development Day was organised for all the teachers at Emirates International School to enhance their skills in effective leadership. The prestigious Emirates International School was established in Dubai in 1991 by the Al Habtoor Group and was the first school in Dubai authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Speakers at the workshop included Ms. Mandy Butterworth, Dean of Students at Emirates International School and Mr. David Craig Evans, Deputy Principal at the Emirates International School. Mr Evans has also recently enrolled at Murdoch University Dubai to pursue his Masters in Education.

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Maid’s daughter gets college scholarship

Australian university in Dubai steps in to fund Shahra’s three-year undergraduate course

Dubai: The smiles are back on Shahra Jafar Ali’s face. Until last week the Sri Lankan housemaid’s daughter was staring at an uncertain future as lack of funds had put her dream to study further in doubt. But an XPRESS report highlighting her plight has changed her life. maids daughter.jpg Ever since the December 12 report, Shahra, 17, has been contacted by hundreds of people offering financial assistance.Not just that, Australia’s Murdoch University Dubai has given her a free seat in a three-year graduation course in Computer Science.

“Having read Shahra’s plight in XPRESS, we at Murdoch University Dubai felt compelled to take action to help this promising student. Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia was founded with the belief that everyone should have access to higher education.

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Murdoch University Dubai welcomes 142 individuals to the fellowship of educated men and women

Murdoch University, one of Australia’s most respected andresearch intensive universities,celebrated the graduationMurdoch-Graduation-Celebration-2013.gif of 142 undergraduate and postgraduate students at its fourth annual graduation celebration yesterday at the Zayed University Convention Centre, Dubai International Academic City. It was followed by a grand reception and dinner for the alumni and their families hosted by the Murdoch University Alumni Association.

Australian Consul-General in Dubai, Mr Gerard Seeber,; Dr. Ibrahim Moosa Jamel, Director of Dubai Knowledge Village; Ms. Wessen Rawazik, Director of Higher Education of Regulations and Compliance Commission (RCC) at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Government of Dubai and Mr. Pankaj Savara, Regional Director of Western Australia Trade Office – Middle East, graced the celebration with their presence.

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Murdoch University Dubai to hold its 4th annual graduation celebration

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 7, 2013: Students are at the centre of everything we do at Murdoch University’s Dubai Campus, which is why the university will host a grand celebration for this year’s graduating class together with their families, classmates, alumni and corporate guests. The graduation celebration will take place on November 9th at the Zayed University Convention Centre in Dubai International Academic City.

Murdoch University, one of Australia’s most impressive universities focusing on academic excellence and research, will celebrate the graduation of 142 undergraduate and postgraduate students at its fourth annual graduation celebration. This year’s celebration promises to be exciting and memorable with Mr. Robert Hillier and Mr. Jeff Price as masters of ceremonies. They are both Murdoch faculty members and are U.A.E’s leading Radio and television personalities.

The senior leadership team from Murdoch University in Perth and Dubai attending the event include; Dr. Andrew Webster, Dean of Murdoch University Dubai; Dr. Max Sully, Academic Dean and Mr. Daniel Adkins, Academic Director.

Some of the many distinguished attendees on the guest list include; chief guest and keynote speaker Mr. Loay Ragheb, Head of Wealth Management and Group Benefits at National Bonds Corporation; His Excellency Gerard Seeber, Australian Consulate-General in Dubai; Dr. Ibrahim Moosa Jamel, Director of Dubai Knowledge Village; Ms. Wessen Rawazik, Director of Higher Education Regulations and Permits Commission for Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Government of Dubai and Mr. Pankaj Savara, Regional Director of Western Australia Trade Office - Middle East.

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Murdoch kick-starts it festival with two award winning directors

6 November 2013

MY. Film Fest (Murdoch’s Youth Film Festival), organized by Murdoch University and MCC Media (Murdoch’s student-run media division), will be hosting an open discussion with award winning and academy nominated directors, Martin Mhando and Scandar Copti on the 6th of November at Grand Cineplex, Wafi.
This discussion is part of the festival’s initiative to encourage film discourse and push towards more film content by young talent. It will also be an avenue for students and young filmmakers to meet and collaborate on future film projects.
The main highlight of the event is the screenings of the shortlisted participants in the MY.Film Fest short film competition, which saw entries from the high school, university and open category.
The winners of these categories will be announced by the judging panel based on criteria such as cinematography, script and the overall narrative of the film.
Prizes for the competition have been sponsored by Advance Media, SanDisk and BHM Store.
Debuting as Murdoch’s first festival and riding on the great initiatives of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s international film festivals; this event hopes to be an incentive for its young participants to continuously contribute towards building a UAE-based film industry.

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Nick Leeson to speak at Murdoch University Dubai’s debut executive event

19 September 2013

Nick Leeson workshop

Murdoch University, Dubai launches the Murdoch Executive Series this September with its debut lecture conducted by the original ‘Rogue Trader’ and one of the world’s most sought-after speakers within the financial sector, Nick Leeson.

Famous for his unchecked risk appetite which resulted in the collapse of 223 year old Barings Bank in 1995; Nick Leeson explores his journey and then reformation in a self-reflexive study towards effective corporate responsibility, compliance and risk management.

Date : 30 September 2013
Time : 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue : Zayed University Auditorium, Dubai International Academic City
Entry : Open to all

CLICK HERE to RSVP or contact Amor Roska on +971 4 4355 700+971 4 4355 700 or amor.roska@murdochdubai.ac.ae

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Murdoch University Dean Dr Andrew Webster: Quality is everything

28 August 2013

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He has been with the Murdoch name for seven years and these, says Dr Andrew Webster, have been the most memorable and enriching years in all. His recent appointment as Dean of Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai is a reiteration of the university’s commitment to maintaining its high academic standards in the management and delivery of its academic programs in Dubai. Looking back at the seven years he has been attached with Murdoch, Dr Webster says, “I have witnessed growth not just at the university but also in self. The university has developed astonishingly. There have been enormous expansion in the transnational area of our academic operations during this time. We grew greatly in Singapore, we opened this campus in Dubai. Plus, we have the Open Universities Australia which is an open access education initiative across Australia and Australian universities. The creation of a new graduate school last year – all reflects of a time where we have tried to grow along with Western Australia and the region.”

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Acclaimed film director Nawaf Al Janahi to conduct short film workshop at Murdoch Dubai

28 August 2013

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Murdoch University Dubai is hosting a short-film workshop in September in collaboration with acclaimed Emirati film Director, Nawaf Al Janahi.

Nawaf Al-Janahi directed Sea Shadow (2011), an Emirati film written by Mohammed Hassan Ahmed. The film premiered at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in October 2011 and was released in theaters across the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain in November 2011. The movie also premiered in the United States at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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Murdoch University, Dubai hosted its inaugural Alumni Iftar Event on Friday,

2 August 2013

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Set in an arabesque theme, the event was held at the Crowne Plaza Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, highlighting alumni achievements with a very special Iftar celebration. It was an opportunity for Murdoch alumni to share their experiences and reconnect with old friends and faculty

Daniel Adkins, Academic Director and MC for the evening, introduced Hasan Murad, President of the Murdoch Alumni Association who addressed the alumni body with a heartfelt welcome. This was followed by Dr Grainger who headlined the evening with a brief history of Murdoch University, Dubai, and faculty members and Murdoch Alumni, Carol Pinto and Munnawar Ahmed, who shared highlights from their charitable campaign for labourers in the UAE, Mission Sonapur.

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New Chancellor for Murdoch University

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July 9, 2013

Murdoch University’s Senate is pleased to announce the appointment of Non Executive Chairman Atlas Iron, David Flanagan as the new Chancellor of the University..

Mr Flanagan will take the reins from Mr Terry Budge, who is retiring from the role after nearly seven years.

A geologist by trade, Mr Flanagan has more than 20 years experience in mining and mineral exploration in Australia, Indonesia and West Africa.

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Murdoch’s Youth Film Festival my. film fest

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Murdoch University, Dubai is hosting its first film festival - my film fest (Murdoch's Youth Film Festival) aimed at showcasing the budding talents of its aspiring young filmmakers, but also setting the stage for amateur filmmakers in the UAE

The festival main's attraction is the short film competition, which will be judged by a panel of industry representatives and reputed filmmakers to select a winner from the following categories:

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Murdoch debuts at 57 in top 100 universities under 50

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June 20, 2013

Submitting data for the first time, Murdoch University has debuted in the second annual Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50rankings, with a ranking of 57.

The rankings are a global list of universities under the age of 50 and were formally launched at theFestival of Education at Wellington College in the UK.

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott said the result was a testament to the extraordinary work the University was undertaking to revitalise its research and teaching.

“Being ranked 57 in the THE 100 Under 50 rankings confirms Murdoch’s international standing” he said.

“Today’s announcement, together with our listing in the Top 400 of the Times Higher Education’s overall World University Rankings in 2012, confirms that the dramatic reforms in the University over the last 2 years are paying dividends.

“The world of higher education is truly global and we need to evolve to meet this new reality. We are committed to enhancing the international reputation of the University through both quality teaching and research excellence, and this ranking is proof that we are well on our way to achieving this.

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Murdoch University Dubai’s MEd Masterclass: 21st Century Learning in a Multicultural Classroom

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Murdoch University, Dubai brought together some of the most prominent schools across the UAE last night at their exclusive Master of Education Master Class. In a bid to promote the benefits of a Masters level qualification in Education, the University drew on the support of Program Coordinator of the Master of Education Program at Murdoch, Claire Macrae, and the founders of IngeniousEd, Francesca McGeary and Alison Schofield.

The event saw over 70 teachers from as far as Abu Dhabi and Al Ain join the interactive sessions on 21st Century Learning in a multicultural classroom. As the evening unfolded, the revelations of technology as a learning tool became very clear. Claire Macrae's address on the topic of From Textbooks to Tablets talked the audience through the effective and smart use of technology in the classroom as opposed to following out-dated teaching methods.

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The Annual Counselors Workshop 2013

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In a bid to overcome the challenges faced by school counselors in the UAE, Murdoch University, Dubai hosted its Annual Counselors Workshop with a focus on how higher education institutions can enhance the roles of counselors.

The Workshop is hosted by Murdoch each year to encourage discussion around the education system. Interestingly, research shows a perception that counselors are still not doing enough to help students prepare for life after leaving the education system. This issue is commonly faced by higher education institutions when students are not equipped with the soft skills that are required to manage the workload at University. As a result, higher education institutions are forced to spend more time on critical thinking workshops.

Murdoch Women's Lunchbox 2013: Looking Beyond the Glass Ceiling


Leading women in business gathered today at the second annual ‘Women’s Lunchbox’ event, hosted by Murdoch

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University in Dubai, to debate whether a ‘glass ceiling’ really exists or if there has been a tangible shift in attitude towards women in the workplace.

The Women’s Lunchbox 2013 took place at Madinat Jumeirah and played host to a panel of five industry specialists and an audience of 200 women from a cross section of industries. The event has become Murdoch University’s signature event to highlight the scope of its research and student led initiatives.

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Beyond Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Murdoch University shows the way at the Women’s Lunchbox 2013

Following the success of Murdoch University, Dubai’s debut Lunchbox event in February 2012, the Australian University is back this year with the topic of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”. The Women’s Lunchbox became Murdoch’s signature event highlighting the scope of its research and student led initiatives.
Murdoch University, Dubai has launched this year’s Lunchbox, in association with Khaleej Times, with long term sponsorship partners: Aldo, Emirates NBD and Dubai Business Women’s Council. The event has also been supported by Dubai International Academic City, Arabian Business and DLA Piper.

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Murdoch IT Student receives full Australian Scholarship

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Murdoch University, Dubai will be bidding farewell to IT student Vladyslav Kalinin as he embarks on his post graduate at Murdoch University, Perth. Vlad has been awarded a full Scholarship to enable him to pursue his Honours Degree based on his success last year, with the potential to continue onto a PhD. Vlad became Murdoch Dubai’s first IT student to receive the Vice Chancellors Commendation for Academic Excellence. His scholarship has come by way of his exceptional achievement and is definitely the icing on the cake.

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Cambridge International School on route to a hat trick at the Murdoch Business Cup Challenge 2012

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The Marketing Marauders from The Cambridge International School, Dubai was all smiles on Tuesday night after their incredible win for the second time at the finale of the Murdoch Business Cup Challenge 2012. Cambridge International School were also the winners of the first Business Cup Challenge last year when Murdoch University, Dubai launched the event. Team members, Humna Shaikh, Jovan VelroyFernandes, Samar Bawaney, Arhan Anand and Aaster Sen impressed the judges with their exceptional presentation skills and a host of innovative ideas for a new product launch for Facebook with a realistic pricing model. The final prize included AED 5000 in National Bonds courtesy of National Bonds, AED 500 Aldo Vouchers and AED 1000 Call it Spring Vouchers courtesy of the Apparel Group and a live interview on Josh 97.8 courtesy of Josh 97.8. Prizes were awarded to the proud team by Murdoch University, Dubai co-founder, Mr Rakesh Wahi and the Commissioner for the Middle East and Africa for the Western Australia Trade Office, Mr Pankaj Sawara. The team were also presented with tablet Computers by Murdoch University, Dubai.

Hosted at Dubai Community Arts and Theatre Centre, (DUCTAC), the Murdoch Business School high school event celebrated its second Business Cup Challenge with a total of 60 participating schools from across the GCC. Teams were presented with 4 case studies to discuss and present over a four week period, the final one was presented by the ten top teams at the Finale. This year’s second prize went to The Business Angels from The Deira International School who were also chosen as The Judge’s Choice to compete in the final top ten. 3rd prize was awarded to Business Buffs from the Delhi Private School.

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Murdoch University, Dubai at TEDx

Murdoch University, Dubai’s Academic Coordinator of Murdoch Business School, Mr Dan Adkins and Foundation Program Lecturer, Carol Pinto, will be participating in a TEDx event hosted by Winchester School, Dubai, this November. Murdoch University, Dubai is a proud sponsor of TEDx and work closely with Winchester School on numerous education forums.

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Graduation and beyond

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Murdoch University, Dubai hosted its second graduation celebration, in a rather unique style, at the Zayed University Auditorium on Saturday 3 November. The celebration was attended by His Excellency, Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to the UAE and Qatar. In his opening speech, Pablo highlighted the importance of “following your passion and embracing opportunities”. He shared his journey with the graduating class of 2012 and encouraged them to become leaders of their own journeys.

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Education beyond tradition

Who said education was only limited to Professors and teachers delivering lectures within the confines of an academic institution?

Murdoch University, Dubai’s very own Vice President- HR and Administration, Dr Mays Al Saffar, is set to educate the world at the Global Benefits Conference 2012 in Miami later this month. She will be delivering a session speech on the current employee benefits trends in the Middle East and GCC region. In addition, attendees will gain insight on emerging trends and how benefit plans are addressing evolving out-of-country treatment alternatives as well as the needs of employers and employees.

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Murdoch University, Dubai announced the opening of the Business Cup Challenge 2012 with a total of 40 teams from high schools from across the GCC competing in this year’s competition. The Business Cup Challenge is a Murdoch Business School initiative designed to encourage young school leavers to engage in real life business case studies and make intelligent business decisions. In partnership with National Bonds, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) and Josh 97.8, the Challenge is anticipated to play host to over 250 guests at the Finale.

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Murdoch lecturers battle it out against Murdoch’s Master of Education Students. This year the topic was:

Youngsters’ addiction to social media is distracting them from time spent on their studies and preventing them from reaching their full potential.

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Business Model Generation

Murdoch University lecturer, Munawwar Ahmed will be leading a training session based on the book Business Model Generation by Dr. Alexander Osterwalder, world-renowned strategist and business consultant. Drawing on his extensive entrepreneurial and managerial experience, Munawwar will be addressing business professionals, including top management and CEOs, on analysing and defying outmoded business models.

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Murdoch Business School Master Class Series: Human Resource Management

Murdoch Business School hosted the second Master class on Human Resource Management last night with attendees from across all industries. This time the Masterclass addressed three key areas:

  • Retaining talent in a booming economy – Mahima Mathur Program Coordinate of Postgraduate Studies, Murdoch Business School and Anthony Macrae, Executive Vice President, Group Head Business Support, United Arab Bank
  • Life after HR – Iqbal Noor, Vice President – HR Business Support human Resources and Shared Services
  • Psychometric Testing method – Dan Adkins, Associate Dean, Murdoch University, Dubai

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Murdoch on track to successTimes-Higher-Ed-rankings-logo-200x200.jpg

October 21, 2012

When Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott joined Murdoch last year he had a vision to enhance the University’s reputation in research and teaching, a vision that seems to be coming to fruition.

Murdoch was recently listed as one of only two Western Australian Universities in the Top 400 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Editor of the World University Rankings, Phil Baty, said that the universities listed in the 2012-2013 Rankings represented just two per cent of the world's higher education institutions.

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Business school’s evolution gets international nod of approval

October 18, 2012

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Murdoch Business School (MBS) has become only the second school in Australia to be granted membership by the UK’s Association of Business Schools (ABS).

Dean Professor Peter McKiernan said the honour was proof that the school’s on-going evolution from MBS into the School of Management and Governance was on the right track.

“The global financial crisis was a watershed moment in history, one which has led voices within business, academia, government and the media to call for better teaching of leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation – and, most of all, ethics,” Professor McKiernan said.

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The Wahi Brand of Transformational Leadership

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MBA students at Murdoch University, Dubai became privy to the ‘Wahi Brand of Transformational Leadership’ during one of their Effective Leadership classes. Murdoch University, Dubai’s co-founder Mr Rakesh Wahi, suggested the use of a particularly inspirational leader to tell his story and set a precedent for future leaders. The story of Colonel S P Wahi, a military official and a businessman in his own right, and of course, father of Mr Rakesh Wahi, was revealed this week to students and staff alike. Colonel S P Wahi made a special appearance to personally answer questions and deliver a speech on his experiences and the role of an effective leader today.

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Classes start Sunday September 2

Hallways are buzzing at Murdoch University, Dubai as freshmen visit campus to register for their courses and get their class schedules for academic year 2012/2013 which commences on September 2. Students will start the trimester with a week of orientation, which is a week full of activities to help new students settle into university. The week will start off with a campus tour of Murdoch and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Throughout the week students will be registering for various student clubs. Towards the end of the university will be hosting fresher’s night out, an acquaintance party for all students.

As Murdoch University, Dubai enters its 5th year; the campus will be doubling its capacity over the next year. Currently home to over 650 students, the Australian university is looking forward to embracing its future discoverers. Murdoch University, Dubai has awarded the best and brightest with various scholarships for the upcoming academic year across all of its foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

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Serial Innovators

Murdoch University Lecturer, Carol Pinto will be taking the centre stage at the training session based on the book, Serial Innovators by Claudio Feser, CEO of McKinsey and Company. An engineer by qualification, Carol will be heading up the training sessions to an audience of business professional including some of the top CEO’s.

Currently teaching a range of business units including Strategic Marketing Management, Business Management and Services Marketing at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, Carol is an acute business minded professional and has gained a wealth of experience from the UAE and globally recognised brands. These include the Al Tayer Group, Emirates NBD, and Harvey Nichols.

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Executive Lecture Series: 'Training Cycles' by Mustafa Naisah

Murdoch Business School played host to Mr. Mustafa Naisah from du- Learning & Development department to deliver a rather inspirational lecture on “Training Cycles”. Mustafa highlighted the fundamental differences in coaching, training, learning, facilitating and teaching. He identified learning as a process of constant change and training as a key to prepare the learner to perform tasks according to pre-set objectives.

Interestingly, Mustafa drew a conclusion on the retention of knowledge based on formal and in-formal training. Informal training which is a form of on-going training through every day experience is likely to be retained and put to use as opposed to formal structured training. However, with the launch of new products across organisations almost every day, it is not always feasible to gain these hands on experience. So, organisations host training programs for their employees in order to sell their products most effectively. Whilst some training methods occur over a period of time as the product develops, for most companies, only a week’s worth of training is available. How does this affect the productivity and ultimately, sales? Mustafa shed some light on this and highlighted that on-going training both formally and informally is the key to success.

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Outstanding Achievement Award

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Murdoch University, Dubai was proud to recognise the outstanding achievement of IT student Vladyslav Kalinin in a prestigious ceremony held on campus last week.
Vlad not only received recognition from the Dubai campus where he is a current student but also from Murdoch University Perth’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard Higgot. Vlad was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence. Vlad has achieved a Higher Distinction in all but one of his units and secured a position in the top 2% of students enrolled in a Bachelors degree and achieving a minimum of 15 credit points of High Distinction within the review period.

Vlad joined Murdoch University, Dubai at the age of 17 and followed his interest in IT and computer games to an academic level. Originally from Ukraine, Vlad found it difficult to settle into a school in the UAE when he first arrived at the age of 12 for various reasons. As a result, he became accustomed to having tutors for his high school studies. During this period, he developed a keen interest for computer games and became an expert in all computer related antics. His interest and intelligence has shone through his work at Murdoch University, Dubai. Under the guidance of IT lecturer, Wayne Muller, Vlad has been able to develop his understanding and produced cutting edge work which will provide him with a sound backing when he enters the professional world. Of particular interest is that Vlad has been working from a second generation basic desktop to create his work. Vlad was awarded with a state of the art laptop in order to aid him with his work at this critical stage. Murdoch University have highlighted Vlad as an individual who has shown ambition and intellect and made the impossible, possible.

To mark this first of many outstanding achievements, Murdoch University Dubai’s Vice Chairman, Mr Rakesh Wahi made a special appearance at the ceremony to award Vlad the Vice Chancellors pin which had been sent from the parent campus in Perth.

Murdoch University, Dubai’s Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor John Grainger closed the ceremony with the promise to celebrate more outstanding students in the very near future.

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Murdoch University, Dubai announces Scholarships

Murdoch University Dubai announces Scholarships worth AED2, 000,000 for the upcoming academic year across all of its foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

As Murdoch University, Dubai enters its 5th year; the campus will be doubling its capacity come this September. Currently home to over 600 students, the Australian university is looking forward to embracing its future discoverers. The Scholarships are awarded on academic merit and recognise the achievement of young school leavers. These have also been extended to those individuals who have showcased exceptional talent in sporting and extra-curricular activities. New for this year are the Sir Walter Murdoch and Dean’s Recognition scholarship, the criteria for which are set by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University, Dubai, Professor John Grainger.

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