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Dubai shows Hong Kong path to sustainability

Two universities to discuss ongoing research into sustainable development and how it affects construction in the region.

A delegation of students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, will visit the British University in Dubai (BUiD) to discuss the University's ongoing research into the principles of sustainable development and its impact on construction in hot climates like Dubai.

Hong Kong is recognised as an international centre for modern design and architecture and is currently building the International Commerce Centre which, when completed in 2010, will become the world's fourth tallest tower.

"The British University in Dubai is developing a global reputation for the strength of our research, particularly in fields that have a direct relevance and importance for the local economy. We are pleased to welcome this special delegation from Hong Kong and look forward to sharing insights with them," said vice-chancellor Dr Abdullah M. Alshami, BUiD.

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