Arabtec Construction establishes 'Arabtec Professor in Civil Engineering'
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, October 14 - 2009 at 14:30
- PRESS RELEASE
Arabtec Construction L.L.C. (Arabtec), has signed an agreement to establish the Arabtec Professor in Civil Engineering at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT); becoming one of the founding members of the HCT Foundation's 100-Club.
Arabtec's three year sponsorship will establish the 'Arabtec Professor in Civil Engineering'. The professor will work with other deans, chairs and faculty from across the HCT college system. In addition, the chair will promote best practices, monitor and improve academic standards, evaluate student performance, facilitate faculty development, and develop relationships across the system and in the community. Arabtec and the HCT will also explore additional avenues which might enhance and further their mutual aims.
Arabtec Construction, L.L.C. is the leading construction firm in the United Arab Emirates. Since its launch in 1975, it has executed a diverse and far-reaching portfolio of major construction projects in all sectors of real estate and infrastructure. Today, the company encompasses an array of plants and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a multinational team of more than 52,000 highly qualified staff.
Riad Kamal, Chairman of Arabtec, said, "The establishment of the Arabtec Chair in Civil Engineering shows our commitment to HCT who provides quality instruction with a hands-on approach to learning. Arabtec is proud to be associated with HCT in providing highly qualified UAE National civil engineering graduates who are ready to join the workplace. We are delighted to be a founding member of the HCT Foundation-100 Club which reflects our commitment to social responsibility in the UAE and in particular to the education sector."
In 2007, as part of its 20th anniversary initiative, the Higher Colleges of Technology established the HCT Foundation with a mandate to provide partnership opportunities for both the corporate and government sectors. The Foundation has added 30 companies who have made significant contributions to its 100-Club.
"We are pleased to welcome Arabtec to the 100 Club" stated Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the HCT, "We value their commitment to investing in the future of the UAE through the development of a strong national workforce."
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