Abu Dhabi University is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates with additional campuses in Al Ain, Dubai and Al Dhafra.
ADU has entered into a strategic partnership with Advanced Cure Diagnostic Center (ACDC), following both parties’ signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Founded in 2007 as a comprehensive ambulatory care unit with over a dozen specialties, ACDC is home to leading physicians across a variety of medical fields.
The MoU aims to promote ties between both institutions through student placements, training programs, facility and resource sharing and knowledge exchange. The agreement will see both parties cooperate to mutually benefit from consultancy, academic studies, institutional support and development, as well as research and development.
Prof. Wassim Y. Almawi, Dean of the College of Health Sciences from Abu Dhabi University and Dr. Aly Howeeidy from Advanced Cure Diagnostic Center signed the MoU.
Joint research and academic activities are some of the key areas where both institutions are set to work together, in addition to the exchange of students and faculty members. Both institutions are looking to expand their exchange of educational, cultural and administrative materials, through various academic programs.
Commenting on the agreement, Prof. Wassim Y. Almawi from ADU, said: “We are delighted to enter this strategic partnership with Advanced Cure Diagnostic Center, which reflects our commitment working collaboratively with leading institutions in academics, healthcare and research. Our aim is to provide our students with the crucial training and transferable skills they need to be able to succeed as future health professionals and fulfill the healthcare sector needs of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the GCC and beyond.
He added: “This agreement will pave the way, providing a sustainable environment that encourages creativity and innovation and the development of scientific research, community engagement, as well as knowledge dissemination among Abu Dhabi University and Advanced Cure Diagnostic Center. We are optimistic that this collaboration will be fruitful in the domains of research and professional development and we look forward to working together successfully.”
In line with the agreement, ADU is offering its educational expertise and faculty to provide lectures and training workshops to enhance the role of human resources and administrative and leadership practices at ACDC.
Moreover, ADU will have access to ACDC’s medical diagnostic laboratories and educational expertise, to train ADU’s students in the fields of diagnostic medicine, nutrition technology and dietetics and others.
ADU and ACDC will work together to facilitate the exchange of information and networking between students, faculty and staff, through organizing conferences, workshops, seminars, academic and training programs, to showcase the latest developments and best practices in areas of common interest.