Students to get involved in Abu Dhabi's urban planning

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Students to get involved in Abu Dhabis urban planning
UAE University students will get the chance to work on some of the largest planning projects in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi - The UPC will provide five annual internship opportunities for students, as well as the chance to work on some of its key planning projects.

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Published: Thu 13 Aug 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 13 Aug 2015, 8:59 AM

Urban design students at UAE University will get the chance to work on some of Abu Dhabi's largest planning projects. The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and UAE University (UAEU) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to strengthen collaboration in scientific research, and to set up training programmes for students at the university to enhance local talent.
The UPC will provide five annual internship opportunities for students, as well as the chance to work on some of its key planning projects. Thirty UAEU students have been placed at the UPC as interns, and some have gone on to secure permanent employment at the UPC after graduating.
The MoC will see the UPC's regulations and planning manuals included in the curriculum of the Geography and Urban Planning, Planning and Urban Design and Architectural Engineering courses.
UAE University students may also be requested by the UPC to undertake scientific research projects related to urban planning, which will be hugely beneficial to both parties.
The MoC was signed by Falah Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UPC, and Dr Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Vice-Chancellor of UAE University. Both parties will collaborate through mutual visits and exchange of information and material. They will organise workshops, forums and training courses, exchange spatial and physical data for projects executed by the UPC, in order to support academic and research activities, and share equipment, devices, systems and laboratories. Students will be supported throughout their graduation projects.
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