Dubai: Smart Dubai, in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has developed a Master of Science (MSc) in Data Analytics programme, Dubai Media Office announced on Monday. The programme, which has secured accreditation from the Ministry of Education, tackles the increasingly influential field of data, which has become the cornerstone of advanced services and smart city transformations around the world, Dubai Media Office said. Described as the first-of-its-kind in the region, the programme is now open for registration until September 30, with the official launch set for the first week of October. The 11-month programme, comprising of 33 semester credit hours, was developed following an agreement signed between Smart Dubai and the Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai (RIT Dubai) in July 2017. Under the agreement, Smart Dubai developed the main objectives of the initiative and led the charge in securing scientific accreditation for the programme.
The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has participated in two prominent Ramadan Majlis', where it introduced attendees to its portfolio of initiatives and services that seek to transform Dubai into the happiest and smartest city on earth. His Excellency Younus Al Nasser, SDO Assistant Director General, and H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO at the Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), led the delegation to the Jamal Al-Hai Majlis on May 29, and the Ahmad Al Shaikh Majlis on June 5, 2018. "Smart Dubai is committed to maintaining open and constant communication with other influential entities in the UAE, as well as with the general public," asserted H.E. Younus Al Nasser. "These Majlis sessions are an ideal communication platform, allowing us to engage with high-profile national figures that organise and attend them, all the while celebrating the opportunity to come together during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We had the honour and pleasure of introducing our hosts and their guests to the SDO's latest projects – as well as established flagship initiatives – that seek to harmonise nation-wide efforts, promote happiness, and transform Dubai into a world-leading smart city."