In a new prominent achievement, the Arabian Gulf University's PhD in Innovation Management has been certified by the US.-based Global Innovation Institute (GINI). The accreditation reflects AGU's efforts to promote their programmes in line with the current market needs in a bid to upgrade its educational processes and quality. The Institute is among the educational leaders at international level that seek to elevate the human resources and institutions through bolstering cultural knowledge via offering consultancy services, training programmes, researches as well as certifying academic programmes linked to innovation.
On this occasion, AGU's Head of Innovation and Technology Management Department in the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) Dr Odeh Al Jayyousi said: “Receiving the accreditation of GINI comes within our endeavors to constantly improve our academic programmes and alumni as well as to adopt the latest curricula and teaching methods to cement innovation culture." Introduced in 2016, AGU's PhD programme in Innovation Management is considered the first of its kind to be launched in the region.
The programme aims at graduating leaders equipped with innovation culture. Around 50 students from across the GCC region have enrolled in the programme to date. The programme focuses on various relevant topics including innovation polices, the national innovation system, technical innovation among many other topics. The programme features elite instructors, including associate professors from France, USA and Germany. The programme was launched as part of the integrated strategy of AGU for the years 2017-2021 to help the university become an organisation that supports innovation and excellence and has many international partners.