UD signs alliance with govt department
Dubai, November 25, 2013
The University of Dubai (UD) signed a collaboration agreement recently with the Financial Audit Department (FAD) of the Dubai Government.
The agreement, signed by Dr Eesa Bastaki, University of Dubai president, and Yaser Abdullah Amiri, Financial Audit Department director general, will provide opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in the areas of education, internship and job placements, consultancy, research and joint seminars and conferences.
“This kind of collaboration is not only beneficial to both organisations but also serves the overall vision of the UAE,” said Dr Bastaki.
“The FAD will receive access to a bright workforce from our pool of graduates and our graduates will receive gainful employment in positions extremely important to the development of the country’s economy. The FAD is vital in promoting a sturdy financial system in which companies are confident to invest and we are honored to be able to contribute to this very important cause.”
In the memorandum, the University of Dubai agreed to offer partial scholarships to FAD employees on academic programs through its two Colleges - Business Administration and Information Technology - and also on executive development programs and professional certifications through its Center for Executive Development (CED).
The two organisations also agreed to collaborate on joint professional programs in which both UD’s qualified faculty and the FAD’s senior personnel will aid in delivering professional qualifications.
FAD employees will be able to attend workshops, seminars and forums the Financial Audit Department will be invited to attend job fairs, giving the department access to a pool of qualified students, graduates and alumni for employment and internship opportunities. The university also agreed to provide FAD with a research and consultancy report based on in-depth scientific and economic analysis.
“Signing this memorandum supports the objective of our department to utilize all expertise in our field. The exchange and transference of experience, whether on the level of local or international sources, is extremely important to the development of our employees to continue being pioneers of the future,” said Yaser Amiri.
In the larger scope, the university and FAD will work jointly on research and consultancy projects related to the Dubai economy that will aim to benefit the people of Dubai and the UAE as a whole. – TradeArabia News Service