Leading business school to train Dubai’s healthcare professionals

University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Dubai Academic Health Corporation join forces to drive leadership development
The new partnership underlines a five-year plan to attract and retain top healthcare professionals, administrators, clinical educators and scientists 

Dubai, May 08, 2023: Dubai’s first academic health system, the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oxford University’s Saïd Business School to partner on executive education programmes and research.  

This collaboration focuses on enhancing leadership capabilities and identifying emerging leaders across DAHC along with developing programmes to attract, develop and retain valuable healthcare professionals, administrators, clinical educators and scientists. 

Key areas of focus include quality improvement, digital innovation and implementation, value creation in healthcare and clinical governance. The goal is to create in-house leadership capacity, joint research projects and exploration of novel and exciting ways in which the partnership can support DAHC to achieve its strategic goals. 

The partnership aims to drive excellence and sustain a high-performing leadership culture through thought-provoking and carefully curated curriculum bespoke to DAHC. 

The MoU was signed by Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Chief Academic Officer of DAHC and Provost of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr. Eleanor Murray, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Oxford Saïd. 

“We are partnering with one of the world’s top business schools to unlock our team’s true potential. These strategic programmes will serve as a catalyst, empowering our team to develop capacity and reach new heights as we embark on a remarkable journey to impact lives and shape the landscape of health in Dubai and beyond,” says Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali.