UCLan signs £6.5m deal to deliver courses in the Middle East

By Dean

25 Jan 2016

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has signed two international agreements worth a combined £6.5m to deliver courses in the Middle East.

The first of these contracts will see UCLan extend its long-term partnership with the International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM) in the Sultanate of Oman for a further five years.

UCLan and ICEM have been partners in Oman for over 15 years delivering unique undergraduate degree courses in fire safety engineering; well engineering; facilities management and health, safety and environmental management.

A separate deal with the Ministry of Interior of Qatar will see UCLan deliver fire safety engineering management courses from the new state-of-the-art Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College in Doha.

This collaboration, the University’s first in Qatar, will be led by a dedicated team of UCLan staff based at the college working in partnership with a vocational provider, Texas A & M Engineering.

“What’s more these initiatives will result in enormous benefits for students. For instance, they’ll have access to world-class facilities, they’ll be taught by academic staff with wide ranging industrial experience and they’ll benefit from collaborative research which will feed into the teaching curriculum.

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