Dubai's DIFC launches The Academy centre of excellence

Dubai International Financial Centre says facility will form partnerships with leading business schools and universities
By Staff writer
Fri 22 Sep 2017 09:14 AM

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced the launch of The Academy, a state-of-the-art facility for the promotion of excellence in business and financial services.

The Academy will form partnerships with leading business schools and universities from around the world to deliver a range of executive education programmes, a statement said.

It added that the new facility will also host regular workshops and seminars led by industry experts from DIFC and its community.

On-site teaching will be spread across The Academy’s 21 seminar rooms, three lecture halls, and three large auditoriums, all of which are equipped with the latest IT and A/V equipment. Students will also have access to a library and resource centre, prayer room, study areas, and video conference facilities.

Arif Amiri, CEO at DIFC Authority, said: “As the leading financial hub in the region with the largest cluster of financial services institutions, DIFC is uniquely positioned to facilitate not only the flow of capital through the MEASA region but also the accumulation of knowledge and talent. In doing so, we are also working towards achieving the targets set out in DIFC’s Strategy 2024 and enhancing Dubai’s status as the number one place for doing business in the region.”

Each year, DIFC holds over 100 workshops and seminars for its growing community of more than 21,000 professionals, with The Academy building on these achievements, he added.

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