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AUS and Sharjah Civil Defence Sign Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration and training
American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Sharjah Civil Defence will collaborate closely on training, executive education and internship programs, according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two institutions today, November 23, at AUS.
Dr. Susan Mumm, Chancellor of AUS, and Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
According to the agreement, AUS and Sharjah Civil Defence will collaborate to introduce the first executive education training program in the Middle East for professional engineers, engineering consultants and engineering experts working in the field of construction, safety, and fire engineering and petroleum. In addition, students from the AUS College of Engineering (CEN) will receive training in the latest measures in safety and fire engineering, as well as have internship opportunities that will hone their skills and prepare them for work in the public sector. Both parties will participate in each other’s events, panel discussions, exhibitions and conferences on safety and fire engineering.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mumm said: “We are pleased with our collaboration with Sharjah Civil Defence. This agreement is a reflection of our commitment to working with our partners in the community to provide students with opportunities that enrich their university experience and allow them to put what they have learned into practice, as well as to support the advancement of the emirate of Sharjah.”
Colonel Sami Khamis Al-Naqbi said that agreement "comes in fulfillment of the principles of the Year of the 50th by investing in human capital by developing education, nurturing specialized professionals and enhancing skills. This program is the first to be offered in the country, similar to what other world universities offer, to achieve and maintain preventive safety.”