Ajman/ UAE: Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, one of the leading medical universities in the region, has signed a MoU with the Palestinian Consulate in Dubai, according to which the University will be extending merit-based scholarships to Palestinian students in the UAE and GCC.

The MoU was signed on 20th June 2019, at the GMU campus, by H.E. Youssef Al-Najjar – Deputy Consul General and Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU. According to the agreement, GMU will offer scholarships for Palestinians who fulfill the University’s scholarship criteria. The agreement also envisions academic cooperation between both parties.  

Commenting on the agreement, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said, “Gulf Medical University values meritorious students, and our mission is to shape the future of healthcare. We believe that affordability should not be a hurdle to learning; in this Year of Tolerance and as a part of GMU strategic initiatives we offer scholarships to bright students from various nationalities. Nurturing local talent for the UAE and the other countries of the region is important for the growth of the region’s healthcare sector.”

One of the most popular medical universities in the region, GMU boasts a diverse student cohort of 80+ nationalities, and staff/faculty from 30 countries. GMU enjoys a robust collaboration with 60+ prestigious universities around the world. It is located in Thumbay Medicity, the regional hub of futuristic medical education, state-of-the-art healthcare and cutting-edge research. The faculty members are also active medical professionals and practitioners and some of them even researchers, giving students the advantage of learning under some of the most up-to-date experts in the region.

Gulf Medical University six colleges and 26 accredited programs. The undergraduate programs include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics, Associate Degree in Pre-Clinical Sciences, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Medical Imaging Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Anesthesia Technology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Masters programs include Joint Masters in Health Professions Education with FAIMER, United States and CenMEDIC, United Kingdom; Master in Public Health in collaboration with The University of Arizona, United States; Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics; Master in Clinical Pharmacy with Virginia Commonwealth University, United States & Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Master of Dental Surgery (Endodontics); Master of Dental Surgery (Periodontics); Master of Physical Therapy; and Master in Environmental Health & Toxicology.

Admissions are now open for the September 2019 intake, for various courses.

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Bengaluru: The Congress on Saturday released a list of six candidates for the December 5 assembly bypolls in Karnataka.

The party has fielded Gajanan Balachandra Mangasuli from Athani, Bharamgouda Alagouda Kage from Kagwad and Lakhan Jarkiholi from Gokak.

It has also given nomination to Venkatrao Ghorpade from Vijayanagara, Rizwan Arshad from Shivajinagar and K B Chandrashekar from Krishnarajpet.

A party statement said Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the names of the candidates.

The Congress also named Praveen Peter as its candidate for the biennial election to the legislative council of Karnataka.

Bypolls will be held in 15 constituencies as the sitting Congress-JDS MLAs were disqualified by then Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar ahead of a trust vote, which led to the fall of the HD Kumaraswamy government and the return of the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP to power in July.

In total 17 MLAs were disqualified but bypolls will be held in 15 of those seats as by-elections to Maski and RR Nagar constituencies are withheld with separate cases regarding them pending before the high court.

Sixteen of the 17 disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators have joined the BJP and 13 of them have been given nomination by the saffron party from their respective seats.

The BJP will need to win at least six of these 15 seats to remain in power. Of the 15 constituencies, 12 were represented by Congress and three by JD(S).

The last date for filing of nominations for the bypolls is November 18.