Case study

Creating global communities: Engineering a united world

21 Mar 2017

The University of Bolton is a global university which delivers education both in the UK and across the world.

Inspired by and reflective of the multicultural society in which we live, the University of Bolton’s Off Campus Division work with our Academic Schools and an extensive network of delivery partners to provide our high quality, industry-relevant programmes at locations in the UK and around the world. Globalisation means that the need for knowledge is not limited by borders or geography – our partners provide a number of opportunities to study closer to home and still be part of the University of Bolton experience.

In October 2016 The University was delighted to announce that the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) had launched its first UAE Student Chapter at its Academic Centre in Ras Al Khaimah and is the first ICE Student Chapter in the Middle East.

ICE is one of the oldest and most notable Civil Engineering institutions in the world. It has around 90,000 members with its presence in more than 150 countries across the globe. The ICE aims to promote the professional development and the evolution of Civil Engineering as an industry; as well as provide professional qualifications and support to its members. 

With the ICE objective “to foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering” the Academic Centre started its association with ICE in 2013 by organising local events.

Chair of the ICE UoB RAK academic centre Student Chapter Emmanuel Odera Igwebuike said: ‘The ICE Student Chapter will work towards broadening the scope of our students’ future career in Civil Engineering.’

Kelvin John, Academic Co-ordinator for the School of Engineering & Computing at the Academic Centre, said: ‘The Academic Centre is proud to launch the first ICE Student Chapter in the UAE and in the Middle East and I whole heartedly welcome the innovative approach by the programme team in setting up this Student Chapter which looks into wider prospect of our students by being part of development of Ras Al Khaimah.’

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