With increased access to vast amounts of knowledge, and with the cultural openness and technological advancements of the twenty-first century, the world has become a small village where the politics and economies of states affect one another.  Dubai is no exception with the city's name becoming synonymous with globalization. It is with this in mind that Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government strives to embed the guidelines set forth by the UAE and to support the vision of its leaders for national growth. By preparing, qualifying and empowering tomorrow's leaders, and by strengthening government capacity in the UAE and the Arab world, our School aims to promote effective public policy through focusing on applied research and engaging the public and private sectors in the development process.

Over the nine years since its establishment in 2005 under the name Dubai School of Government, the School has proved its importance as a unique role model for academic institutions. The School works in close partnership with UAE government departments, combining applied research, training and education programs, and provides a platform for knowledge exchange.

In order to achieve its mission, the School adheres to global best practices developed in collaboration with US-based Harvard Kennedy School that prepares leaders for democratic societies and contributes to finding holistic solutions to public problems. Such collaborations have enabled MBRSG to become the first research and teaching institution focused on governance and public policy in the Arab world. In this context, the School has taken on the task of disseminating the UAE’s exceptional experience in governance and implementing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to familiarize yourselves with the School's diverse portfolio of knowledge sharing sessions and academic programs.  You may also wish to view the education programs we offer, and acquaint yourselves with the role the School plays in building a brighter future for the UAE and the Arab region.

Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri

Executive President
Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government


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