UAE: A high-level German delegation led by H.E. Elke Badde, Under secretary of Health and Consumer Protection of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg visited Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university owned by Thumbay Group, on Tuesday, 26th January 2016.
The delegation was accorded a warm welcome at GMU, by Thumbay Moideen – Founder President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Gulf Medical University, Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and the members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group. The visiting delegation also included Prof. Dr Hans-Joerg Schmidt Trenz, CEO of Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of Hamburg’s healthcare companies and service providers.
The delegation attended a presentation outlining GMU’s achievements, its emphasis on research-based learning, its topnotch facilities and curriculum and the diversity of its people. They also toured GMU and its facilities including the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research & Innovation (CABRI) and Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), and interacted with the faculty and senior personnel.
The delegation expressed their appreciation of GMU’s facilities and said that they were highly impressed with Thumbay Group’s extensive business portfolio and future projects. Thumbay Moideen thanked the delegation for their visit.
About Gulf Medical University
GMU is presently the most sought-after private medical university in the UAE. Established by Thumbay Group Founder President Thumbay Moideen in 1998 as Gulf Medical College (GMC), it became a full-fledged medical university, the Gulf Medical University in 2008. GMU is the first private medical university in UAE catering to all nationalities admitting students of both genders, presently having students from over 73 nationalities, and faculty and staff from 22 nations. GMU offers a range of courses including MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD and Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Public Health, and Toxicology. GMU is first in the region to launch unique programs like Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy. GMU’s campus is enriched by the presence of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with four full-fledged laboratories and sample collection centers across the various Emirates, and the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), a multidisciplinary educational facility integrating simulation as an educational tool for providing a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment that promotes professional development.