Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes promoted to Pro Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University Dubai

Hyderabad, 18 May 2018: Middlesex University Dubai’s Director, Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes has been awarded the title of Pro Vice-Chancellor. With over a decade of experience in higher education in the UAE, he has showcased great leadership skills and led the University to outstanding success, catapulting its reputation as the University of choice in the region.

Cedwyn tookover as Director of Middlesex University Dubai in March 2015, and since thenstudent enrolment has increased by 40% and the University now offers 30Undergraduate and 37 Postgraduate Programmes. Under Cedwyn’s leadership,student numbers are expected to cross 3,400 in September 2018 with 38% of thesebeing international students who specifically come to the UAE to study at theUniversity.

Cedwyn alsohas hands-on experience in the corporate world as an economist with SaudiArabian Airlines and was in-charge of international project investments. Cedwyn has a Ph.D in Economics and his research interests are focused in theareas of macroeconomics, international business management and supply chainmanagement. He has been a judge at the SCATA Supply Chain Awards, the LOG MEand Airline Business Awards and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Recognisinghis excellent contribution, he has been celebrated through a number of awardssuch as Best Paper Award at First International Business Conference (IBC2008),Detroit Metropolitan, Michigan, USA; Finalist Dubai Economic Research Award(2007), Research Excellence Award – University of Wollongong (2006) and theBest Paper Award. The European Applied Business Research Conference, Edinburgh,Scotland, June 14-18.(2004) to name a few.

ProfessorTim Blackman Vice-Chancellor Middlesex University upon conferring the ProVice-Chancellor said: “Since I arrived at Middlesex I’ve been deeply impressedby Cedwyn’s leadership of our Dubai campus and his contribution to MiddlesexUniversity. The campus has grown from strength to strength. The title of ProVice-Chancellor is in recognition of Cedwyn’s distinguished career and theUniversity recognises his key leadership role at Middlesex and the eminencethat he rightly has in the region.”

Thanking theVice Chancellor for this recognition, Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes said: “I am honouredto receive this recognition and this is ultimately the acknowledgement of allmy colleagues without whom this would not have been possible.” He furtheradded: “The key to the success is that the University provides an outstandingstudent experience which is made possible by the dedication of our staff. I amgrateful to all our students and alumni who are our best ambassadors and havemade Middlesex University Dubai proud”.

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