Emirates Aviation University partners with Coventry University to launch research centre

The research and doctoral training college will explore various applications of digital technologies and artificial intelligence in aviation
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PhD students who complete their postgraduate programme from the research centre will receive their degree from both universities.
PhD students who complete their postgraduate programme from the research centre will receive their degree from both universities.

Building upon an existing partnership, Emirates Aviation University (EAU) and Coventry University have revealed plans to launch a new research centre and doctoral training college.

Set to be established in Dubai, the Research Centre for Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence is tasked in exploring the potential application of digital technologies and AI across a number of sectors including aviation, security and smart cities.

“Our partnership with Coventry has always added value to the education that our students received and it’s proved to be successful. The opening of the new research centre and doctoral training college is a testament to our growing commitment to always provide students with the best tools to develop their skills and capabilities”, said Dr Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University.

The research centre’s programme will reportedly be closely aligned with academic objectives of the Coventry University’s Research Institute for Future Transport and Cities. It will include activities aimed at supporting the growth of Dubai’s aviation sector, as well as discovering new approaches in urban development. 

While research students will be based in Dubai, they will not only have support from Coventry University academics, but also the opportunity to travel and visit Coventry. Additionally, PhD students who complete their postgraduate programme from the research centre will receive their degree from both universities.

“The shared expertise of our two universities in the aerospace and transport industries, and our joint ambition to advance knowledge and skills in these fields, have provided the perfect platform for the launch of this new doctoral training college and research centre,” said Richard Dashwood, deputy vice-chancellor for research at Coventry University.

“We very much look forward to welcoming the first cohort of research students in September, and to working with colleagues at the Emirates Aviation University to train the next generation of talent in aviation, innovation and artificial intelligence,” he added.

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