Nedaa and University of Dubai (UD) recently joined forces to be actively involved in the human capacity development and lifelong education of the locals.
Top executives of Nedaa and UD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize the agreement. Their cooperation seeks to push forward the goals of the National Strategy for Innovation launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
H.E. Mansoor Bu Osaiba, Chief Executive Officer, Nedaa, said: “There is the need for the academia and the entities from both the government and private sectors to become allies to make the UAE one of the best countries worldwide. Nedaa and UD are doing exactly that. Through our creative partnership, we will help foster knowledge exchange and innovation in the country, with a special focus on skill and competency enhancement of our nationals by engaging them in continuous training and education. Human capacity development and education are going to be the central theme of our strategic cooperation.”
Under the MoU, their five main areas of collaboration are education, student internship and placement, recruitment, research and innovation, and joint seminars and conferences. Accordingly, the two sides are looking at developing communications technologies and related technological scopes, which is Nedaa’s field of expertise as a unique pioneer in the specialized communications market, to achieve their commitment within the bounds of the agreement.
Both parties also agreed to embark on relevant research and studies, working mutually to utilize their shared and available resources. The leading institutions consented as well to the joint provision of tools and systems to help facilitate local government services.
“Signing the MoU reaffirms our pioneering role in education and academic development in the UAE, fueling our vision to become leaders in learning. We seek to create long-term partnerships with key organizations such as Nedaa to further the university’s objectives and strengthen industry relationships, fostering research collaborations and innovations that support the initiatives of the UAE Government.” said Dr. Eesa M. Bastaki, President, University of Dubai.