UAE Society of Engineers and ALHOSN University will collaborate in enhancing qualifications of engineers and engineering graduates
ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality and value-based education, has signed a renewable three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Society of Engineers. The MoU was signed on February 3, 2010 by their Excellencies Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Al Hosani, Vice Chairman of the UAE Society of Engineers, and Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO of ALHOSN University.
Under the terms of the MoU, ALHOSN will tap the local and international expertise of the Society to deliver high-quality engineering education and strengthen the role of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in achieving ALHOSN’s vision “Global Knowledge with Local Vision”. ALHOSN and the Society will hold one joint event every year and meet every six weeks to discuss areas of mutual interest. Joint events include training workshops, conferences, and educational programs. The MoU also involves the exchange of technical reports and academic studies. Both ALHOSN and the society will co-promote their programs and activities.
Commenting on the agreement, Prof. Sabouni said: “Our partnership with the country’s leading organization in the engineering profession will enable us to expose our faculty and students to the latest engineering techniques, trends, and technologies. More importantly, it will introduce our students to real-life applications and thus enhance the level of their classroom understanding. Our agreement with the UAE Society of Engineers reflects our commitment to collaborating with leading enterprises and institutions to maintain our high-quality educational delivery.”
“It would be good for our profession if we start our future practitioners on the right foot. Our tie-up with ALHOSN will enable us to impart key skills and knowledge so that engineering students can better adjust to how the industry works and build talent to suit real-world needs. We look forward to going beyond the initial three-year period of this partnership and create an enduring productive relationship with ALHOSN,” added Dr. Al Hosani.
The UAE Society of Engineers was established as a semi-government sector and a non-profit organization in 1979 in support of the national engineering sector. It has excellently accomplished its duties in accrediting engineering certifications, regulating professional practices, developing standards and specifications, and improving the skills and qualifications of UAE engineers through its training and development centre. The society issues several publications including the World of Engineering magazine, the Consultancy Directory, and the Building & Construction Directory, and actively participates in engineering-related activities through the UAE and the GCC. It will soon be relocating to its own building in Al Mamzar, Dubai, on land donated by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai.