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Dubai RTA sponsors AUS students in the fields of civil engineering and public transportation
American University of Sharjah (AUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently. According to the agreement, RTA will sponsor a number of AUS students enrolled in programs related to the field of public transportation and civil engineering. The MoU reflects RTA’s commitment towards community development in general, as well as towards strengthening its support for university research and studies in areas that comprise its line of work. Yousef Al Reda, CEO of the Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector; and Dr. Bjorn Kjerfve, AUS Chancellor, signed the MoU.
Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Kjerfve, AUS Chancellor said: “We are pleased to sign this MoU and are grateful to RTA for providing support to qualified students studying civil engineering and fields related to public transportation. Since its inception, AUS has been committed to reaching out to the community and establishing strong links with government and industry partners. We believe such ties are essential to the development of society at large and in helping create a vibrant and dynamic future.”
“Signing the MoU is part of the RTA framework which offers support and sponsorship of university courses that support its strategic objectives. The agreement also reflects the RTA’s responsibility and support towards the community at large. The signing is part of the overall vision of our government to promote creativity and a better future,” said Yousef Al Rida, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector.
“The MoU includes RTA’s commitment to providing academic sponsorship to a number of students majoring in fields related to that of the authority and providing job opportunities for AUS graduates. This, in turn, will serve the interest of both parties and achieve the desired goals for the development of the community. Through the MoU, AUS will provide updated reports on the final performance of selected students majoring in civil engineering or in areas related to public transportation,” added Al Rida.