DUBAI / WAM
The British University in Dubai hosted the Green Forum to celebrate the success of a university-industry-government collaboration in a study trip to Scandinavia and discuss the feasibility of applying innovative green concepts in the UAE. The trip was organized by BUiD and supported by Al Maktoum Foundation (ENOC) Alkhaleej Sugar, Al Habtoor, and Alrostomani. The Green Forum was attended by senior representatives of the sponsors, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, TECOM, RTA, and Atkins.
Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD Vice Chancellor, welcomed the returning participants and expressed the university’s gratitude to the sponsors. He said, “BUiD’s involvement in sustainability started in 2006 with the launch of our MSc. Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, and continues to the present day with a range of new programmes and academic activities. BUiD has always been at the forefront of nationwide efforts to advance the cause of sustainability and we are very proud to have organised the trip to Scandinavia.”
University Council Member, Mirza Al Sayegh, Director of the Office of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Board Member of the Al Maktoum Foundation, praised BUiD’s efforts in organising this most important trip and endorsed attempts to reach out to other countries’ experiences to benefit from their know-how.
Eisa Maidoor, Deputy Director-General of Dubai Municipality had served as delegation leader and gave a brief presentation on the gains in experience and knowledge of participants and proposed recommendations for advancing sustainability practices with respect to environmental, social and economic development.