Hamdan varsity partners with IRCA
Dubai, November 14, 2010
Dubai-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has announced the signing of a MoU with IRCA Middle East, the international risk management solution provider in the areas of safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ).
HBMeU, a leader in the field of e-Learning and quality management in the region, said the agreement aims to explore ways of jointly offering corporate training programs to SHEQ practitioners and executives with a broader interest in enterprise risk management.
As per the deal, HBMeU and IRCA Middle East will launch short courses and certificate programs and will collaborate on the design and delivery of customised learning programs in a commercially feasible model.
Both parties will also ensure that the customised modules of learning and training methodology, and packaging of the said modules, will meet local, international, academic and professional standards.
Under the terms of the deal, HBMeU will be the sole authority to conduct course accreditation, faculty assessment and certification. HBMeU may also incorporate the jointly developed course in its existing courses.
Nabil Baydoun, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at HBMeU, and Thian Combrinck, head of operations at IRCA Global, signed the MoU at a ceremony held in the university.
Commenting on the partnership, Prof Baydoun said: 'We will build on this strategic partnership with IRCA Middle East to further expand the learning programs of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University. Risk management is a very important area of concern that has a direct impact on the social and economic progress of our society.'
'HBMeU is therefore strongly committed to leverage our alliances with distinguished institutions such as IRCA Middle East to develop programs that specifically address risk management issues in the UAE and the Middle East, particularly those related to safety, health, environment and quality,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service