Dubai varsity joins hands with DQG
Dubai, May 30, 2011
University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) said it has signed an agreement with Dubai Quality Group (DQG) to meet the professional development needs of UAE work force.
The MoU is aimed at supporting the ideal of 'Dubai, Centre for Quality' in all business, government and educational activities, said Saleh Janeeh, chairman of DQG and Prof Rob Whelan, president of UOWD, after signing the deal.
The joint collaboration reflects the key importance DQG gives to the fundamentals of quality and excellence among its members and the business community in general, and to promote and consolidate the asset of quality from the academic and educational perspective provided by UOWD, especially in the area of knowledge exchange.
The two organizations have committed themselves to a collaboration that will further the UOWD philosophy of matching its research and teaching capacities with national requirements.
The move will also provide support for education in scientific disciplines, explore opportunities for study and practical training, in addition to activating the desire of members to take up the Master of Quality Management Program, Janeeh stated.
'It will help to move to more flexible and multi-tasking aspects of work within the concept of excellence, quality and innovation in the various activities that falls under the mandate of DQG,' he added.
As per the deal, UOWD will provide DQG with access, via their privileged partner program, to UOWD’s expertise, facilities, degree programs and short courses. DQG members will be able to use UOWD Library facilities and also participate in UOWD’s major events.
In turn, DQG will identify guest lecturers for university's Master of Quality Management Program (MQM) and will provide discount on membership rates for the MQM students. DQG will also identify and support internship opportunities for students with DQG and its member organisations.
Commenting on the partnership, Prof Whelan said the MoU represented a formal extension of their long-lasting relationship. “DQG was instrumental in helping UOWD develop our highly successful Master of Quality Management degree,” he said.
Janeeh said the main benefit of this MoU is a commitment by UOWD and DQG to co-operate to build Dubai as a ‘Quality Centre’ for all business, government and education activities.-TradeArabia News Service