RCSI and MBRU sign an MOU to jointly foster advancement in healthcare education, training, innovation and research in the UAE

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Dubai, an international leader in healthcare education, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s academic arm, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that highlights their joint efforts to support healthcare professionals through high-quality education, continuing professional development, research and innovation.

RCSI and MBRU have a long-standing friendship, strategic partnership and are continuously cultivating their relationship through joint initiatives such as the “Women in Leadership program”, which caters to women from a range of disciplines and backgrounds every year, and the “MBRU Leadership Development program.” The MOU signing coincided with RCSI’s Masters Conferring Ceremony during which 25 of MBRU’s leadership team were recognized for completing RCSI’s Leadership Development Program.

Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Institute of Leadership said: “The potential collaboration between two leading health science institutions will bring innovative and dynamic improvements across various elements and disciplines within the UAE healthcare”.

Commenting on the MOU signed, Dr Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor MBRU, said: “We have worked with friends in RCSI for many years and it’s truly an honor to finally have this partnership formalized and taken to the next level. RCSI and MBRU share a common purpose to serve humanity, and we hope through this MOU to continue the work that we started to enhance health, research and medical education locally, regionally and internationally.”

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