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Canadian University Dubai launches new Academy to bring industry to the classroom

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has launched a new Academy dedicated to education and training in the leading engineering design software, LabVIEW, to bring cutting-edge technology and practices into the classroom.

The first of its kind in Dubai, the Academy will feature state-of-the-art engineering software to provide an experiential learning environment and expose engineering students to advanced technologies that are prevalent in the workplace.

As one of the leading education institutions in the UAE, CUD is looking to further develop and sharpen its engineering and science students’ skills to fit the current demand and future requirements of the local and global industry.

In collaboration with product developers, National Instruments, the Academy is being set up in the University’s School of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology. The centre will become part of an international network of academies established in higher education institutions worldwide, including Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Pakistan, and Penn State University in the US.

LabVIEW technology is used extensively throughout science and engineering industries across the globe and is harnessed by organizations such as NASA to support cutting-edge research and development initiatives.

The new resources will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience this technology, and with over 40,000 companies using the software internationally, it will provide them with a competitive edge in the job market.

The Academy was inaugurated at a recent ceremony attended by a delegation from National Instruments that included Global Academic Director, Dave Wilson; Managing Director, Michel Haddad; Senior Field Technical Consultant, Ahmad Kobeissy; and Area Sales Manager, Elie Abou Nasr.

The team met with CUD Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Hakim Khali, and the faculty members of the School of Engineering, to discuss the initiative as well as future areas of cooperation.

Associate Professor, Dr. Driss Guerchi said, “We are delighted to be establishing this Academy in collaboration with National Instruments, which will allow students of here at CUD to get hands-on experience of the LabView resources, and ultimately broaden its scope to provide training opportunities for local practitioners in the industry.

“As more and more organizations adopt this versatile technology, students who have practical experience with these tools will have a deeper understanding of industry-relevant skills and find themselves with a distinct advantage in the job market.”

Speaking on behalf of National Instruments, Michel Haddad said, “We are enthusiastic to have CUD join the LabVIEW Academy community. Through this program, the university joins other great universities around the globe that graduate industry ready, certified LabVIEW developers.”

For further information, please contact:
Naheed Maalik, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communication, Canadian University Dubai.
P.O. Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 4 7096801, +971 50 2277301
Email: [email protected]