The External Relations Office at the American University in Dubai (AUD), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) on Tuesday, 6th July, 2010, to promote and enhance corporate cooperation between the two institutions.
The MoU will serve as a framework to strengthen recruitment, internships, networking and the exchange of knowledge, opinions, training/leadership programs and expertise. It advocates the educational benefits to AUD students and is in the best interests of both parties. The signing ceremony took place at the AUD campus and the agreement was signed by Ms. Peggy Awad, External Relations Manager at AUD and Mr. Waheeb Al Khzraji, Head of Human Resources and Emiratization at ADIB.
Each institution has committed to support student training and to provide further networking opportunities. Students who will be considered for training are required to be in good academic standing and must meet ADIB’s qualification requirements.
Highlighting the importance of building and sustaining partnerships with the corporate world, Ms. Peggy Awad states:
“Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with ADIB enhances AUD’s External Relations Strategy of building partnerships with leading institutions within the community and globally. This plays a strong role in increasing visibility and awareness of AUD’s programs and activities that are designed to serve the interests of its students and faculty. This is another opportunity successfully identified by both institutions that notably benefits our students and nurtures their expertise. It will provide them with opportunities that ultimately add a professional dimension to their formal education.”
Mr. Waheeb Al Khzraji comments:
“The AUD’s high educational standards and quality of their students and alumni made the decision to partner with them an easy one. Their students will be a welcome addition to our organization for either training or employment and we have no doubt that they will prove their mettle. We intend to contribute to the development of their skills and leadership qualities so that they can go on to become leaders in the corporate world in future.”
Moreover, additional areas of collaboration have been stressed upon in the MoU. These include exchanging informational publications by both parties which enrich and add to the instructive essence of these programs, organizing and executing joint research projects, conferences, seminars, and training sessions as well as developing cultural agendas.