Gulf Medical University Continues to Expand its International Collaborations; Inks MoU for Academic Partnership with Beirut Arab University

Gulf Medical University Continues to Expand its International Collaborations; Inks MoU for Academic Partnership with Beirut Arab University

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical University in the Gulf region continues to expand its portfolio of strategic partnerships by tying up with internationally renowned universities and institutions. The latest addition to GMU’s strategic partners is the prestigious Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon.


A MoU to jointly promote academic exchange between GMU and BAU, and to develop academic and educational cooperation was signed between both the universities on 7th October 2018, at the at the Gulf Medical University campus. The signatories were represented by Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU and Prof. Dr. Amr Galal El-Adawi, President of BAU. According to the agreement, both the universities will promote exchange of faculty, researchers and students, in addition to joining hands for developing clinical research activities, collaborative research projects and joint publications, as well as exchange of academic materials.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that the MoU will be activated across all colleges of GMU. “Deans of the corresponding colleges of both universities will periodically interact with each other to develop new programs and joint programs. The healthcare, academia and research components will be integrated along the lines of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS),” he explained. He added that the Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine (TRIPM), the advanced research facility under GMUAHS would be the focal point of joint initiatives and programs in the field of cancer research.

Speaking about the agreement for academic partnership between GMU and BAU, Prof. Dr. Amr Galal El-Adawi said, “I am pleased to visit GMU and sign the agreement of collaboration with GMU in healthcare, academia and research. I hope this MoU would mutually benefit both the universities. We hope to have various joint programs like seminars and workshops from time to time.”

BAU’s visiting delegation also met Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder, President Board of Trustees GMU and Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

About the Partnering Universities

Gulf Medical University, Ajman is the biggest private medical university of the Gulf region, with prestigious regional and international collaborations and multiple global accreditations. It offers undergraduate programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Biomedical Sciences , Associate Degree in Pre-Clinical Sciences (ADPCS) and Bachelor of Science courses in Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Imaging Sciences and Nursing. Masters programs include: Joint Masters in Health Professions Education with FAIMER, US & CenMEDIC, UK; Masters in Public Health in collaboration with the University of Arizona, US; Master of Physical Therapy, Master in Clinical Pharmacy (MPHARM in Clinical Pharmacy) in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University, US & Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Masters in Environmental Health and Toxicology; Masters in Periodontics and Masters in Endodontics. GMU attracts students from new countries each year, and the University’s student community is approximately 2000-strong today, hailing from more than 80 countries. In 2017, GMU was ranked among the top 50 medical universities in the Middle East.

Beirut Arab University is a leading Lebanese private university located in Beirut, Lebanon. It was founded in 1960. The university is ranked among the top universities in the Arab Region by 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. The university has over 10,000 students across its 3 campuses, and offers programs from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to doctorate degrees. The University comprises 10 faculties including Arts, Law & Political Science, Business Administration, Architectural Engineering, Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.