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RIT Dubai to help Taqdeer Award winners complete studies

DUBAI, June 30, 2022

Taqdeer Awards, the first points-based reward system recognising excellence in labour welfare practices, has signed a MoU with Rochester Institute of Technology of Dubai (RIT Dubai) to enhance knowledge and develop the academic competencies of employees in the labour sector in Dubai.
A satellite campus of RIT New York in the UAE, RIT Dubai is one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185-year history. 
Under this deal, the award winners and their children who wish to complete their university studies will get to benefit from special discounts provided by the RIT Dubai for university studies, postgraduate studies, vocational training, development and professional academic programs. 
This is in line with the Dubai government’s strategy at improving its level of cooperation with universities and other educational institutions in the country, stated Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, Deputy Director-General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) and Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs (PCLA-Dubai) and Taqdeer Award, after signing the deal with Dr Yousef Al-Assaf, President of RIT Dubai. 
"This is yet another achievement for us to help improve the academic competencies of the workers who won the award, giving them opportunities to upgrade capabilities to carry out their work to the fullest," added Major-General Obaid.
Lauding RIT Dubai for its contribution, he said the institute was moving forward on the path to consolidating Dubai’s reputation as an international academic centre with the world’s finest universities in its fold; providing opportunities for workers and their children in continuing their studies in Dubai, and benefit from the special discounts that the university will grant them and improve their professional careers.
A not-for-profit global campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, it offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering and computing. 
After signing the MoU, the RIT Dubai organised a tour for Major-General Obaid bin Suroor with Dr Youssef Al-Assaf briefing him about its facilities, departments, laboratories, its achievement and its role in promoting innovation and sustainability.
"Any university is measured by the impact its graduates create in developing their communities and societies. As a sponsor of innovation and creativity, RIT Dubai is excited to take part in this endeavour," remarked Dr Al Assaf. 
"RIT Dubai will collaborate with Taqdeer Awards to support all distinguished employees and dependents not only financially but also by giving them access to the premises where they can work on their ideas, create prototypes and even test their projects," he added.


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