DuBiotech, University of Sharjah sign MoU

DUBAI — The Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech), the emerging biotechnology cluster, announced yesterday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences, to partner in promoting life science research and education in the UAE.

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Published: Tue 18 Jul 2006, 10:04 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:11 PM

Through this new partnership, DuBiotech and the University of Sharjah aim to promote collaboration between industrial and academic players in the field to help advance biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

Under the terms of the MoU, DuBiotech and the University of Sharjah will combine their scientific research expertise to initiate joint projects, programmes and activities. Another key objective of the partnership is to work closely on the development of courses and curricula that will enrich the biotechnology skills and knowledge of the graduating workforce.

"Academic-industry linkages are crucial to the development of biotechnology in the region," said Dr Abdulqader Al Khayat, Executive Director of DuBiotech. "Research done at universities has been one of the key drivers of the biotech industry and we are keen to develop this here. This agreement with the University of Sharjah is part of our objective to build long-lasting relationships between universities and the industry here in the region," he added.

Some scientists from the college will serve on the Science Advisory Board of DuBiotech and some of DuBiotech's scientists will have adjunct academic appointments in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Sharjah.

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