December 10, 2014
UOW and TAHPI to deliver health services education in Dubai
The University of Wollongong (UOW) in Dubai is partnering with one of the largest health planning firms in the world to deliver a range of courses for students in Dubai from 2015.
From left: Honourable John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Disability Services, Ageing and the Illawarra in New South Wales, UOW Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist AM, UOWD Acting President Professor Mohamed Salem, TAHPI Global Director Aladin Niazmand, and UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings
The courses, which will be delivered with Total Alliance Health Partners International, a NSW-based healthcare firm, cater for technical and management professionals across a range of sectors preparing to meet rapidly increasing demand for high-quality health facilities and services in the Middle East.
UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said the partnership would equally benefit UOW students in Dubai and the wider community.
“This partnership is demonstrative of UOW’s strategic push to provide world-class education that meets the needs of today’s fast growing industries around the world, including in the Middle East, ” Professor Wellings said.
Course modules will address the process of hospital planning and execution, including Health Facility Planning, Health Service Planning, Biomedical Equipment Planning and Health Facility Operational Commissioning.
The courses are expected to attract local professionals in the UAE in various sectors and roles, including healthcare investors, consultants, contractors, hospital operators, as well as Gulf Cooperation Council Government officials.
A recent MOU signing in Dubai was attended by number of dignitaries, including the Honourable John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Disability Services, Ageing and the Illawarra in New South Wales; Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE and UOW Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist AM.
UOW established the University of Wollongong in Dubai in 1993. From humble beginnings with a handful of students, it is now one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the United Arab Emirates. UOWD currently has around 4,300 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business, Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, International Studies and Media & Communications at its campus in Dubai's Knowledge Village.
TAHPI is a high profile Australian-based company working from its Sydney headquarters as well as numerous associated offices in Australasia and the Middle East. TAHPI provides a comprehensive range of services for the health planning, design and operational commissioning services of healthcare projects.
TAHPI has been committed to, and involved in, the training and up-skilling of planners, architects and managers for more than 13 years as part of the broad government and private sector acceptance of the HFBS in three continents. TAHPI consultants are regularly asked to lecture at universities and conduct master classes at seminars and conferences.