Following the conclusion of successful negotiations commenced early in November, Ajman University of Science & Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding on academic cooperation with City University College of Ajman.
The signing ceremony took place at Ajman University main campus. Mr. Osama Saeed Salman, Vice-President AUST, and Mr. Imran Khan, CEO of CUCA formalized the MOU and sealed it with their utmost sincere wishes towards this collaboration.
Mr. Osama Salman, stressed, “By integrating our educational efforts we shall sustain the pioneering position of Ajman in the educational arena, especially as the demand for education will witness an astounding era of boom in the forthcoming years.” The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AUST and CUCA is to promote the exchange of visits and expertise between faculty members as well as student exchange programs. The MOU also provides for developing teaching, training and research between the two institutions through the organization of joint specialized workshops and conferences and delivery of joint training programs and lectures for the benefit of student communities in both campuses.
Both institutions consensually contribute to the economic and social development of the United Arab Emirates in general and the Emirate of Ajman in particular. By working collaboratively to achieve their objectives as higher education institutions and establish effective communication channels to promote and enhance their educational processes, the MOU would broaden cooperation basis for the two institutions, as both desire to cooperate in the fields of higher education, technology and research to better utilize the resources available at their respective premises.
Mr. Imran Khan, CEO, City University College of Ajman, CUCA expressed his appreciation for the vision of His Highness the Ruler of Ajman which has resulted in making the Emirates of Ajman a steadily growing destination in the field of higher education. With regards to this collaborative effort he also stated, “This would further support in attracting prospective students to the universities based in Ajman” universities based in Ajman.”
Knowledge sharing is of paramount importance and therefore this would be achieved by ensuring bilateral sharing of resources notably the libraries, along with other amenities and facilities like housing and transportation. Similarly students will also gain from the wider experience represented by the faculty members who would be invited as visiting faculty to share their expertise.
Also present were Dr. Basheer Shehadeh, Assistant to President for Follow-up and Development, Dr. Ahmed Ankit, Assistant to the University President for External Relations and Dr. Abdul Haq, Director of Community Services and Dr. Mohamed Amerah, Vice-Chancellor of CUCA. The entourage toured the campus and its facilities.