25 December 2017 :
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon (AUL) to offer exchange programs, training initiatives, as well as knowledge sharing platforms to students of both institutions.
Dr Waqar Ahmad, Abu Dhabi University’s Interim Chancellor and Dr Adnan Hamza, Director of AUL, signed the three-year renewable agreement in the presence of Dr Ibrahim Sidawi, Director of ADU’s Dubai Campus, Sherif Mousa, Interim Vice Chancellor, Dr Aly Nazmy, Dean of ADU’s College of Engineering Dr Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of ADU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Hany Dowidar, Dean of ADU’s College of Law and Charif Chehab, Director of External Relations at AUL.
This memorandum of understanding establishes a framework for continuous collaboration between the two parties to prepare a strategic plan that includes phased objectives such as creating new academic programs, facilitating collaborative work between the parties in areas of interest, and providing students with more credit transfer options, enhanced learning resources and social programs.
Dr Waqar said: “ADU is committed to empowering younger generations and equipping them with the skills required for shaping the future. Our partnership with AUL in Lebanon reiterates our belief that education should not be limited to classrooms and theoretical learning. Through our synergy with AUL, we hope to open new horizons for our students via hosting knowledge sharing platforms such as workshops, seminars and exchange programs. We are confident students of both institutions will draw immense value and inspiration from this collaboration.”
For his part, Dr Adnan Hamza said: “The UAE’s pioneering experience in growth and modernization is widely recognized as a global benchmark. Through our agreement with Abu Dhabi University, we would like our students at AUL to understand some of the dynamics that contributed to this success. We also look forward to showcasing Lebanon and sharing our experiences with ADU students through this partnership that we believe will add a new and interesting dimension to their learning process.”