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AUS and Al-Ittihad Private School system sign agreement to explore collaborative initiatives
American University of Sharjah (AUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al-Ittihad Private School system to enable future partnerships and provide a framework of cooperation between AUS and the school. Representatives of both entities signed the agreement at a special ceremony held on campus recently.
The Sharakah program is a strategic initiative of the university’s Office of Enrollment Management with selected schools from around the country. The signing ceremony was attended by a number of senior officials including AUS Chancellor Professor Kevin Mitchell and Massimiliano Caruso, Director General of Al-Ittihad Private School system.
During the signing ceremonies, Ali Shuhaimy, Executive Director of the AUS Office of Enrollment Management, briefed the visiting delegates on the university’s achievements and its academic progress. Commenting on the university’s relationship with Al Ittihad and the MoU, Shuhaimy said:
“There are 122 students from the school currently enrolled at AUS, with 33 having joined this fall. Almost all the students are excelling at AUS and we are very happy with our partnership with Al Ittihad and look forward to seeing more students participating in the many upcoming AUS Sharakah events.”
On learning about the agreement, Abdullah Al Nabulsi who works as an IT Specialist AUS and is an Al Ittihad alumnus and a member of the AUS Class of 2015, he said:
“The education I received at Al Ittihad was the perfect prelude to my bachelor’s degree at AUS. I was able to find my love for IT at university and three years after graduating AUS, I am still here as an employee, working in information technology.”
The Sharakah agreement highlights the university’s role in the recruitment of outstanding students from varied socio-cultural and economic backgrounds. According to the MoU, AUS will provide partial scholarships to deserving students nominated by the school. It will also offer patronage of selected research, cultural, social, and sporting events organized by the school, in addition to organizing workshops for the school’s faculty and staff.