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AUS and Dubai Police sign agreement
American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Dubai Police (DP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, August 28, 2016, to build a framework for collaborative educational activities engaging DP with AUS colleges on internships, work-study programs, scholarships and innovative use of advanced technology.
AUS aims to achieve and maintain pre-eminence as a coeducational institution based upon the American model and grounded in the history and culture of the Arab Gulf region; whilst Dubai Police, as a Dubai government entity, strives to create a city that provides and strengthens the feeling of security, and the protection of rights by providing services that offer a comfortable living for residents.
The agreement will allow the partnering entities to build mutual educational-based cooperation. AUS and DP aim to jointly develop and offer Six Sigma certification; organize quality training and professional development programs to enhance and disseminate knowledge; jointly design a Quality Expert diploma, provide Cyber security training courses; support the launch of Smart Services in accordance with Dubai Smart City initiative; provide support in the field of creativity and innovation and the use of advanced technology and support student internships, undergraduate student projects, and graduate theses.
The three-year agreement was signed by Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS; and Major-General Dr. Abdul Quddus Al Obaidly, Assistant Commandant General for Quality and Excellence, Dubai Police.
"We are excited to sign this agreement with Dubai Police," said Dr. Kjerfve. "Like DP, we too have a commitment to the community and are extremely pleased to partner with them in this endeavor. This MoU emphasizes the intent of both entities to maintain continuous cooperation and understanding in order to advance supportive ventures for mutual benefit."
"We are pleased to establish an MOU with AUS and hope it will enable both entities and the UAE as a whole to work together, specifically in the field of innovation and creativity," said Dr. Al Obaidly. "We would also like to explore more involvement from students and seek help from AUS's expertise in research and development."AUS' experience in research and development and the presence of its advanced research labs will assist government entities in their pursuit of innovation. By working together, AUS and DP seek to realize the Dubai government's 2021 strategic vision.