A meeting was recently held between representatives of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the American University in Dubai (AUD) to extend the partnership between the Foundation and the Mohammed Bin Rashid School For Communication (MBRSC) of AUD.
During the meeting, several topics were discussed, notably the continuous support and encouragement offered to media students whether they are UAE nationals or Arab citizens living in the UAE, in addition to the importance of teaching media according to global standards and methods in Arabic. Also discussed during the meeting was the mechanism for promoting the scholarships programs through specialized channels.
The meeting comes within the Foundation’s mission to encourage educational centers and institutions, such as MBRSC of AUD, to graduate and prepare local and Arab media cadres. Indeed, the focal point of the Mohammed bin Rashid School for Communication of AUD’s mission is to educate media professionals with an outstanding command of the Arabic language. The Foundation also believes that the role of these cadres stands strong in shaping a local media that is capable of competing regionally and internationally.
Since 2009, scholarships have been granted to undergraduate UAE nationals and Arab citizens thanks to the continuous partnership between the Foundation and the university. MBRSC has now graduated two batches of students, a total of 85 since its inauguration; and after this recent meeting, 100 scholarships in the name of MBRF will be granted to further educate the next generation of Arab media professionals.
Attending the meeting were H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb Managing Director of MBRF, Mr. Sultan Lootah Vice-President of MBRF, Mr. Elias Bou Saab Executive Vice-President of AUD, Mr. Ali Jaber Dean of MBRSC, and Mrs. Peggy Awad Director of External Relations at AUD.