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AUS and UPS join forces to support future entrepreneurs in the UAE
American University of Sharjah (AUS) and global logistics leader UPS (NYSE: UPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity building and knowledge sharing initiatives that support the future careers of female AUS students and alumni in the fields of entrepreneurship, supply chain management, e-commerce, customs, and global trade. The agreement, which is in line with the government’s vision to build a competitive knowledge economy, was signed by Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, and Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President of Growth and Emerging Markets, during a special virtual signing ceremony held recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor Mitchell said:
“AUS is committed to expanding career and professional development opportunities for students and alumni. The collaboration with UPS will allow access to the knowledge, skills and experience of an industry leader.”
The partnership aims to place the university’s students and alumni in internships and career opportunities with UPS. In addition, it will also provide AUS faculty, students and alumni an opportunity to engage with the UPS Sustainability Program and UPS’s role as the Official Logistics Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.
“Empowering the younger generation and especially supporting the female entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is a goal we share with American University of Sharjah,” said Jean-Francois Condamine. “Through this partnership, UPS reaffirms its commitment to providing students and alumni with the guidance and the tools needed to advance their careers in logistics, entrepreneurship and supply chain management. This collaboration is another step in that direction and we look forward to empowering young talent by providing a platform for their growth and success.”