HCT launches BSc in sports management
Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2013
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in Abu Dhabi has launched a Bachelor’s degree programme in sports management, creating an opportunity for young Emiratis to study for roles in the country’s future as a world-class sporting destination.
The establishment of a BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Management programme is the result of a
partnership between HCT, the largest provider of higher education in the UAE, and the University of Ulster, one of the UK’s top learning institutes, said a statement.
The programme was officially launched by Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and chancellor of HCT.
This programme, the first undergraduate qualification in sport management provided in the Arab world, will be delivered at HCT by lecturers from Ulster, working alongside academics from the host institution. The first batch of students to be admitted will commence a full time, four-year course in September this year.
In recent years, the UAE has witnessed an exponential growth in the sports, events and leisure tourism sectors. As the country looks forward to continued development in the years ahead, there are significant opportunities for Emirati students to build careers in sports management, the statement said.
Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Professor Richard Barnett, vice chancellor, University of Ulster; Dr Tayeb Kamali, vice chancellor of HCT; and Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the national motor sport authority, also spoke at the launch event. – TradeArabia News Service