HCT, Berlin varsity in research tie-up
Dubai, October 27, 2010
UAE Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), a major technical institution in Germany, have signed a pact towards research driven studies on sustainable industrial engineering.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed during the recently-concluded fourth Strategic Forum of Dubai Institute of Technology and the 20th WAITRO Biennial Congress.
Under the terms of the MoU, HCT and TUB will collaborate on pursuing joint programs for the development of sustainability engineering capabilities between UAE and Germany.
The scope of collaboration includes fostering education and research cooperation, organise joint study programmes, promote scholarships, exchange scholars and scientific materials, and sponsor workshops, seminars and other scientific meetings.
“This is a landmark day for the Higher Colleges of Technology as we lay the ground for truly effective scientific research and development in the UAE with the collaboration of one of the most renowned technological institutions, Technische Universität Berlin,” said Dr Simon Jones, director of Abu Dhabi Men’s College.
“It is only through innovations in science and technology that we can ensure sustainable development in the UAE,” he added.
Professor Dr Günther Seliger, dean of global production engineering at Technische Universität Berlin, said: “The DIT Strategic Forum and WAITRO provided us with a wonderful opportunity to launch this initiative with the HCT in the UAE itself.”
“This modern Arab nation in the UAE has already established itself in the forefront of advancing the cause of science and technology through organisations like TechnoPark and the Dubai Institute of Technology. We look forward to long and fruitful cooperation with our partners,” he noted.
Dr Hamad Al Hashemi, managing director, DIT, said: “It is a unique honour for DIT to have played a role in facilitating the signing of this scientific collaboration, which is designed to open the doors to a whole new world of technological advancement for both the UAE and Germany.” – TradeArabia News Service