Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah.
The MoU supports DEWA’s strategy to strengthen cooperation with UAE National higher-education institutions to develop skills and provide scholarships for UAE Nationals.
The MoU promotes collaboration in scientific research and studies, and special programmes. The University of Sharjah will also allocate 10 seats each year for DEWA scholarships for engineering degrees in sustainable and renewable energy.
The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and HE Dr. Hamid Mjul Al Nuaimi, Director of Sharjah University, at DEWA’s head office.
The two parties will exchange knowledge, and cooperate in scientific research and applied studies, field training, and specialised work programmes. The two sides will organise joint conferences, seminars, and workshops. They will support the creative skills and innovation of DEWA Academy’s students, and DEWA and the University’s employees. The two organisations will exchange publications to enrich their scientific capabilities, and cooperate on benchmarking, initiatives and social projects that serve their policies and objectives, and support their corporate social responsibility.
“We are committed to enhancing collaboration with UAE National higher-education institutions, which have excelled and have become beacons for scientific knowledge, regionally and globally. We are delighted to sign this agreement with the University of Sharjah, which is a prestigious and leading educational institution in the UAE. This step is part of our efforts to collaborate with universities, and educational and vocational educational institutions in the UAE to empower National staff and continuously hone their skills. It also supports our scholarship programme to provide scholarships for students wishing to study electrical and mechanical engineering, and degrees in sustainable and renewable energy,” said Al Tayer.
“Through this MoU, we look forward to enhancing cooperation with the University of Sharjah to support our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility. This helps us achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop staff and their skills, and enhance innovation and creativity in government organisations,” added Al Tayer.
Dr. Al Nuaimi emphasised that the MoU with DEWA supports the University’s mission, which was set by HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, since the beginning. It stipulates that University of Sharjah works to develop society and fulfil all its needs. This includes research, studies, interaction, and all forms of scientific and social collaboration to support its growth and progress in performing its national and social role to achieve all-round UAE National development.
“The level and core of DEWA’s services, and the overall progress it has achieved since the 1990s, have set a standard for a modern Emirati organisation. The progress DEWA has achieved will be basis for a deep scientific collaboration with the University of Sharjah. Both parties will set high standards to reap the fruit of this cooperation in everything that enhances their efforts to develop this country and support its projects to reach global prospects. These are major UAE National objectives our wise leaders are looking forward to achieving with modern tools and unparalleled Emirati persistence. Each day, we witness achievements and successes at the global level,” said Al Nuaimi.
DEWA works relentlessly to develop the capabilities of its staff in all specialities by providing the latest educational and training programmes. This is done by enhancing collaboration with UAE National educational institutions, universities, and training centres. DEWA provides scholarships and training courses both in the UAE and abroad for UAE National staff. This supports its development strategy and Dubai’s vision to invest in Emirati people.