Does your university as a body, through international collaboration and research, review comparative approaches and develop international best practice on tackling the SDGs?

Calling all Faculty of Management students to attend the FREE student webinar titled ‘Championing the Agenda for Sustainable Development: Youth for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)’ on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the ultimate blueprint to achieving a sustainable future for all. The SDGs touch upon pressing topics such as inequality, climate change, poverty and more through their 17 goals that are intertwined with each other.

Organized by Pearl Initiative in collaboration with AIESEC, this webinar will help you discover the role of youth in effectively implementing the SDGs framework in your future careers and in contribution to building a sustainable society.

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Webinar speaker: Simarna Singh, Chief Sustainability and Impact Officer, Coco Veda

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January 25th, 2017: Supporting the advancement of a competitive, knowledge-driven economy is top priority for The Brown Consulting Group and Canadian University Dubai (CUD) as the two organizations embark upon a partnership in the context of the UAE national strategic development plan, Vision 2021.

The new alliance will see CUD and Brown Consulting collaborate on the delivery of graduate and executive-level training in core business disciplines, to transfer key knowledge and skills to professionals and ultimately help them to make their organizations more efficient, productive and profitable.

The partnership has been developed to help support the Vision 2021 strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In particular, it aims to contribute to one of the plan’s key pillars – to build a competitive knowledge-driven economy, by developing the talents of the workforce.

Mohamad Saadeddine, CEO of Brown Consulting explained, “One of the most important aspects of developing a competitive economy is ensuring that all levels of the workforce have the relevant skills and understanding to perform effectively. At lot of the training on offer remains largely theoretical and it is sometimes difficult for learners to apply this to their own work context. However, the programs that we offer are based on real business scenarios, which instantly help trainees to understand the practices discussed and to translate them to their own organization and role.”

The partnership with CUD will allow students enrolled in the University’s MBA program to benefit from practical training workshops in areas such as finance and human resources. Courses will also be open to organizations, their employees and the wider public through CUD’s Corporate Training Services. Uniquely, the training is offered in both English and Arabic, supporting the Vision 2021 goal to develop the talent of both national and expat employees.

Formalizing the agreement between CUD and Brown Consulting, the two organization came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony witnessed by members of the business community, as well as CUD faculty and students. Signing on behalf of CUD, President and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Karim Chelli, said, “The University is committed to supporting the advancement of UAE society and we are delighted to enter into this partnership to provide a range of practical training solutions that will help to empower individuals, grow organizations, and contribute to a productive, competitive and diversified economy.”


The Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Creativity (CEIC) based at Canadian University Dubai has joined the ranks of the International Observatory on Smart City Learning, connecting the UAE with leading European research institutions in the field of smart technology.

The International Observatory, hosted by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, brings together academics and research groups from several top European institutions - including Stockholm University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalborg University, and Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg – to to promote transnational collaboration and debate on the challenges and opportunities of smart city learning.

Founded in 2013 as a subsidiary of Dubai Education LLC, the Centre of Excellence set out to support the UAE's national strategic plan for 2021, including the goal of a sustainable and diversified economy through green development.

Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the City has initiated a program of transformational projects that aims to build one of the world's most connected and sustainable smart cities by the inception Expo 2020.

With the Expo theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', knowledge and education will have an important role to play in the prelude to 2020, and by promoting the advancement of learning practices through smart solutions, CEIC is aiming to make its own contribution to the strategic vision of the event.

Speaking about the new partnership, Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chairman of Dubai Education LLC, said, "The Centre of Excellence was established to bring forward knowledge and innovations that have the potential to make a significant contribution to UAE society. Smart technologies are a key driver in the evolution of educational practices, and by joining international leaders in the field we can harness our expertise to develop solutions that could transform the way we teach and learn."

Dr. Karim Chelli, CEO of Dubai Education LLC, commented, "This is a significant milestone for the Centre at an important time, as the UAE accelerates the pace of its development and implementation of smart solutions across both Government and lifestyle services."

Since its establishment, the Centre has created a platform for academic and industry collaboration on sustainable development through innovation and creativity, and attracted leading authorities in the field to speak at its international conferences and events.

Having established itself as an important think tank for smart city development in the UAE, the Centre will now represent the region on an international stage through the Observatory.

Dr. Kiran Tangri, Director of CEIC said, "Membership of the International Observatory will allow us to exchange best practices with global experts on smart city learning and help to showcase Dubai on the world stage as an ambitious, innovative and technology-driven society."

Prof. Carlo Giovannella, Coordinator of the International Observatory commented, "We welcome the membership of the Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Creativity, Dubai Education LLC, as a strategically important organization in the field, demonstrated through their leading role in last year's 'Dubai 2020: Smart City Learning' workshop.

"We look forward to a very fruitful collaboration that will lead to the development of exciting learning ecosystems in the region and, in turn, support the process towards the achievement of sustainable and people-centred smart cities."

A research paper by Dr. Firuz Kamalov, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Applied Science Technology at Canadian University Dubai, in collaboration with Dmitry Denisov of Deloitte/Careem, on finding a solution to deal with imbalanced data using the Gamma distribution was published in the leading AI journal, Knowledge-Based Systems.

Dr. Kamalov’s and Denisov’s research addresses the issue of imbalanced class distribution which is a common problem in a number of fields including medical diagnostics, fraud detection, and others. Imbalanced data causes bias in classification algorithms leading to poor performance on the minority class data.

Their paper proposed a novel method for balancing the class distribution in data through intelligent resampling of the minority class instances. The proposed method is based on generating new minority instances in the neighborhood of the existing minority points via a gamma distribution. Their method offers a natural and coherent approach to balancing the data.

Dr. Kamalov and Denisov conducted a comprehensive numerical analysis of the new sampling technique and gained insight into a more effective solution to imbalanced data. The research concludes that the new technique offers a simple yet effective sampling approach to balance data. This research highlights CUD’s commitment to quality research in collaboration with industry.

November 7th, 2018 Canadian University Dubai: A delegation of sixteen Senior Chinese executives attended a workshop entitled “UAE Investment Landscape” facilitated by the University in collaboration with Oriental Wise Educational Consulting FZ-LLC and delivered by the Faculty of Management.

The group included CEO’s CFO’s Vice Presidents and Senior Managers from the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), a state-owned enterprise administered by the Central Government of China. The Corporation operates actively in both domestic and overseas markets with construction and real estate business as its core business

CSCEC is the largest international contractor in China, being listed as one of the world top 225 international contractors by ENR..

Prior to the workshop they met with Dr. Karim Chelli, President and Vice Chancellor of Canadian University Dubai.

The workshop, presented by the Faculty of Management consisted of Dr. Marc Poulin, Dean of the Faculty of Management, Dr. Hanan Mustapha, Assistant Professor and Mr. Haikem Salim, one of our Alumni.

The event was made possible due to our collaboration with Oriental Wise Educational Consulting FZ-LLC. Established in 2010, Oriental Wise focuses on high standard consultancy support, offering educational consulting services which include setting up branches for Chinese universities and educational institutions through the Sino-Arab cultural exchange.

Speaking after the event, Prof. David said that this was a fantastic opportunity for CUD build a strong relationship with one of the most prestigious organizations in China.

He went on to say that we in CUD are delighted to be associated with Oriental Wise and we look forward to further joint ventures in the near future.

The event took place following a recent successful recruitment trip by CUD to China which highlights the importance of CUD being involved with a country which accommodates one quarter of the World’s population.

At the conclusion of the workshop the delegates were escorted on a visit to DIFC.