UOWD launches Dubai logistics scholarship
Logistics professionals are being invited to apply for a range of ‘industry partner’ scholarships launched by the University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD).
“We currently have a number of scholarship students under a partnership with Dubai Municipality, focussing on our Master of Quality Management degree,” stated Rob Whelan, president of UOWD. “The university has also established partnerships with The Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum Foundation, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Dubai Statistics Centre."
With no particular quota on the number of scholarships offered, Whelan hopes to attract professionals within the logistics and supply chain sector, as well as qualified students with a first degree, eager to get into this rapidly growing industry. “A recent survey indicated that over 60% of people working in this industry lack a specialised qualification in supply chain management,” said Whelan.
“This is an opportunity to develop higher level skills in the logistics industry and our experience indicates that graduates from UOWD Masters programmes have enhanced work opportunities and promotion prospects. This is an exciting industry in the UAE and our logistics programme is a strong, relevant and unique qualification that will open up many opportunities for graduates, as well as benefit the logistics industry overall.”