Graduation 2023

The University of Manchester, Middle East Centre
Graduation Celebration


The University of Manchester, one of the world’s top 50 universities, has hosted its 10th annual graduation event for over 150 Master’s degree students from the Middle East, graduating from the Manchester Global MBA and the Part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice (the region’s first cohort to graduate from the educational leadership programme).


Professor Ken McPhail, the new Head of Alliance Manchester Business School, led the event and gave the keynote address on behalf of the University. Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General - Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), was the guest of honour and addressed the new graduates. His Majesty’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Edward Hobart, also attended and spoke at the event. The University’s top academic achievers were recognised at the event, along with the regional Alumni Ambassadors, and the presentation of the Alumni of the Year award. The graduation was organised by the University’s Middle East Centre in Dubai and was attended by families and friends of the graduates, and corporate and social responsibility partners of the Centre.