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Dubai School of Government

College name Dubai School of Government
Director's name Dr Tarik Yousef (Dean)
Executive body or owner Dubai Government
Date founded 2004
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx) 20
Type of institute government college
College location / area Level 13, Convention Tower, near Dubai Convention Center, Zabeel - location map
Postal address PO Box 72229, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3293290
Fax +971-4-3293291
Website www.dsg.ae (new window)
College fees
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 5 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 1 vote.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
5 stars from 1 vote.    

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Dubai School of Government (DSG) courses and research include
  • Applied research in public policy and management
  • E-Government Executive Education Program launched March 2005
  • Executive education for senior officials and executives
  • Knowledge forums for scholars and policy makers
  • Master's degrees in public policy and public administration
  • Master in Public Administration (MPA) launched October 2008. Part-time study option announced November 2008
  • Public Financial Management certificate program
20 April 2009
  • Dubai School of Government (DSG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Department of Finance to provide financial planning and budget training (20 April 2009)
  • DSG Alumni Association launched 18 April 2009, honorary president announced as Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
  • MoU signed with the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, USA, to host joint degree programs and allow students from both institutes to follow postgraduate studies in public policy at the other college.
  • MoU signed with government of Egypt to provide executive education programs to Egyptian government ministry officials (20 May 2008).
  • MoU signed with Syrian government for training to be provided by DSG (July 2008?).
  • MoU signed with Microsoft for research and project information exchange (June 2006).
  • MoU signed with government of Jordan to support Jordanian public sector reform by providing capacity building and technical expertise for the Government Performance Directorate (GPD).
  • DSG press releases now say the college was established in 2005 (press releases from 2006 and 2007 say that DSG was established in 2004).
  • Executive President of DSG is Mr Nabil Alyousuf / Al Yousef. Mr Al Yousuf is also Vice Chair of the DSG Board of Trustees.
  • Possible exchanges, agreements under consideration with other countries including Australia, Comoros, Saudi Arabia, Sudan.
  • Study program provision, e-government portal development, hosting of courses for governments and officials from countries including Brunei, Iraq, Kurdistan, Morocco
12 February 2008
  • Dubai School of Government (DSG) is an institute for government studies research and teaching, set up under a Sheikh Mohammed (Dubai Ruler) directive.
  • DSG offers research facilities, forums, seminars and workshops for government departments throughout the region.
  • In 2008 intends to offer a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management.
  • In January 2006, signed a MoU with the Jordanian Government to support their Public Sector Reform Program.
  • DSG has links with Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government (Harvard Kennedy School), and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew himself visted Dubai and the school in November 2005.
  • Executive Director is Nabil Ali Al Yousuf.
Last update 18 February 2008
General comments - might not apply to Dubai School of Government
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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