University College Dublin, UAE. Nusrat Bashir has recently been appointed regional director for UCD’s Global Centre in Dubai. Nusrat will drive UCD’s global engagement strategy in a growing number of countries in the Middle East and Africa, strengthening the university’s profile and reputation in the region via growth in student recruitment, establishing and nurturing global relationships and partnerships, and developing student mobility opportunities. With over 20 years of student recruitment experience in international higher education within both the public and private sectors, promoting study abroad in the UK, US, Holland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Nusrat is looking forward to focusing now on UCD and Ireland as the number one study destination. “I am incredibly excited to join one of the world’s leading universities and to raise not only the profile of UCD within my region but also to showcase Ireland as the number one study destination for international students,” she said.