American University signs deal with DirectFN
Dubai, July 14, 2011
The American University in Dubai (AUD) said it has signed a deal with leading ICT company DirectFN to help its students access the company's full market and analytics software in class.
DirectFN, a subsidiary of National Technology Group (NTG), specialises in providing solutions ranging from desktop information workstations, data feeds, transaction systems and order management systems through to total end to end solutions.
Dr David Van Over, dean of School of Business Administration at AUD and Emmanouil Revmatas, head of Global Business Development, DirectFN signed the agreement.
Dr David Van Over said the MoU creates opportunities for AUD Business students to learn using the most accurate and current market information available.
'It will definitely create a competitive advantage for our students in the job market. We at AUD are very excited about a long term relationship with DirectFN,' he noted.
The deal aims to share knowledge and expertise and for their respective students, faculty members and employees, he added.
'This agreement will allow AUD students to receive in class market data (UAE stock market and New York markets), which will enable them to understand and train in the analysis and decision making processes; provide new means to help in their research and business studies; allow faculty to participate in short modules of training in financial markets; and provide internship opportunities to AUD students.
Revmatas said, 'We are extremely pleased to be signing the deal with the AUD, in particular the School of Business Administration. Access to market information is an extremely powerful tool and technology has undoubtedly become a key enabler for business.'
'This initiative will allow us to share our knowledge and participate in the education of the business leaders of the future,' remarked David Hann, head of sales, DirectFN.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for us to work with the faculty of AUD and to contribute to their programs and the learning experience of the students,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service