Cambridge and UAE varsities sign MoU

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Chancellor of Cambridge University, and Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of UAEU (United Arab Emirates University),· signed an agreement at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, on Thursday for a 10-year partnership between Cambridge University and the UAEU.

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Published: Sat 27 Nov 2010, 12:42 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:11 PM

The agreement will lay the foundations for a 10-year strategic academic collaboration to develop and strengthen research and education in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the Gulf region.

In a new initiative, to be supported by the Abu Dhabi government, the University of Cambridge, through Cambridge Judge Business School and UAEU, announced plans to work towards a partnership to deliver education and research responsive to the strategic needs of Abu Dhabi.

UAEU, an eminent university, is undergoing rapid transformation to become truly research intensive. Its College of Business and Economics is AACSB Accredited and is highly regarded within the region.

“UAEU has an important role to play in the future prosperity of the nation,” said Shaikh Nahyan. “It can only achieve this through expansion of its research mission and through mutually beneficial partnerships with world-class institutions.”

Dr Abdulla Al-Khanbashi, Vice-Chancellor of UAEU said, “UAEU is committed to assisting the Government in its vision to create a hub of educational excellence in the Gulf region and we have been impressed by Cambridge’s understanding of our ambitions and their commitment to enhancing the capacity of UAEU. We look forward to formalising our agreement in the near future.”

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, said: “The University looks forward to the opportunity to participate in this work of transformation and to building a strong partnership with our colleagues in UAEU.”

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