UCL Global Business School for Health (GBSH). Photo: UCL website.

The new UCL Global Business School for Health (GBSH) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Prince Sultan University in Saudi Arabia and is committed to working together to improve global health.

In entering into this new collaborative relationship, the two institutions undertake to work together to intensify their health care development efforts. This includes joint research, the development of specific projects on global health issues and cooperation in the design and implementation of advanced training courses, study programs and study trips abroad.

UCL GBSH is the world’s first business school dedicated to health and health management. The new school aims to increase the global impact of health care and transform the access, experience and outcomes of health care around the world. They will do this by empowering future health management leaders through high quality education so they can make a difference in health systems around the world.

Professor Nora Ann Colton, Director of UCL GBSH said, “The College of Business Administration at Prince Sultan University is an excellent business school that trains professionals in a range of business areas. We believe this collaboration will strengthen our approach to education and research “for health management and business as we improve our global connections and offerings.”

The Dean of UCL’s Department of Population Health Sciences, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar, said, “I am delighted that our new Global Business School for Health will partner with the College of Business Administration at Prince Sultan University. Our shared interest in promoting world-class education and research for healthcare companies around the world is reinforced by this agreement.

Prince Sultan University, the first private university in Saudi Arabia, is also driven by a shared goal of making the world a better place through education, research and innovation. Its aim is to offer the Middle East high-quality training at the highest international level.

Dr. Ahmed Yamani, President of Prince Sultan University, said: “Our partnership with UCL shows our continued commitment to work closely with the world’s leading educational system in this country, and that is the introduction and establishment of private higher education.”

Professor Mohammad Nurunnabi, Advisor to the President on Ranking and Internationalization, said: “We are proud to partner with UCL, a world leading university. This partnership is in line with our vision of providing the Middle East with high quality education at the highest international level and our commitment to the Saudi Vision 2030. “

The new UCL GBSH was formed to address issues in the global health sector, including labor shortages and gender inequality in leadership, as well as other issues that came to the fore during the pandemic. Through this new collaboration with Prince Sultan University, schools will be able to develop and offer increasingly effective developments to meet the challenges of this sector.