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 signed an MOU with Politecnico di Milano, the leading technical university in Italy. Politecnico di Milano specializes in architecture, industrial design, and engineering and is ranked among the top 20 universities globally by the QS World University Rankings in the Engineering & Technology category. The University also ranks seventh and sixth in the fields of Architecture and Design respectively.
The partnership will promote activities and projects of mutual interest, including seminars, courses, workshops, summer schools, and internships.
In an intellectual, research and development capacity, the agreement is designed to develop studies and collaborative research projects, upskilling students from both institutions in architecture, urban design and planning, interior and furniture design, and engineering, science, and technology.Commenting on the partnership, ADU Chancellor, Professor Waqar Ahmad, said, "We are pleased to collaborate with one of Italy's leading technical universities. Our partnership with Politecnico di Milano will support research and teaching through collaboration in both institutions and provide opportunities for student and faculty exchange.
Professor Davide Ponzini, Rector's Delegate for International Relations with the Middle East at Politecnico di Milano, said, "The agreement with Abu Dhabi University generates important opportunities for cooperation and mutual learning in the fields of architecture, design, and engineering. This partnership will strengthen Politecnico di Milano's research activities and educational exchanges in line with the rapidly evolving environment of Abu Dhabi and the UAE."