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AUS showcases over 500 industry partnerships during its first Corporate Appreciation Dinner
American University of Sharjah (AUS) held its first Corporate Appreciation Dinner on October 30, 2016 to recognize over 500 active industry partnerships, to present its upcoming initiatives, and to explore future opportunities of enhanced collaboration.
In his welcoming remarks, AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve emphasized that students benefit not only from internships and employment opportunities, but also from being involved in the research partnerships the university builds with companies in the region. He pointed out that students also gain from capacity-building initiatives that prepare them for life after graduation, and from the generous endowments companies make to provide students with scholarships so that they can gain a world class education at AUS.
"The generous support of yourselves and your organizations make it possible for us to succeed in our mission of educating the next generation and thus making a better tomorrow possible," said Dr. Kjerfve. "For this, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you. I hope that we can continue to build upon our partnerships by strengthening our existing cooperation as well as by working on new projects," he added.
"Eram Group (the parent company of ITL World) recognizes the unique efforts that AUS undertakes to establish and maintain working partnerships with industry that contribute towards advancing both research, and human capital development. Our sponsorship of the event, therefore, comes as part of our corporate social responsibility to support the university in the success of its mission, and in the realization of its vision," said Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman and Managing Director of Eram Group. "Eram Group, and its subsidiaries, will continue to endorse AUS' initiatives organized under the umbrella of CSR and research and development in any avenue applicable," he added.