Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) announced today (Tuesday, December 10, 2013) that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fujairah College to define a comprehensive framework aimed at enhancing mutual cooperation and coordination. The framework will help the institutions achieve the common goal of providing premium quality education needed to build a new generation of highly competitive and competent individuals capable of engaging effectively in a globalized economy.
The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMeU, and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al-Raqbani, Special Advisor to H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah and Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fujairah College. A group of senior officials and managers from the two institutions attended as well.
The two parties agreed to establish channels of cooperation in areas related to scientific research, academic activities and the creation of libraries. Their agreement will also facilitate the sharing of technical know-how for exchanging print and online educational resources and academic and learning expertise to develop high-quality programmes for driving comprehensive development in the UAE. Moreover, given HBMeU’s extensive expertise and its position as an educational institution of choice in the UAE and the Arab World, it will also be able to offer best practices and the latest state-of-the-art technologies in distance education and e-learning to Fujairah College.
H.E. Al-Raqbani said: “We are delighted to have signed the MoU with HBMeU, the first e-learning institute in the Arab World. The new partnership is of particular importance as it sets the stage for achieving excellence in the delivery of high-quality education necessary to address the cultural developmental needs of the UAE. We are confident that working with a prestigious institution such as the HBMeU will spur research and academic programmes in line with the latest innovations in knowledge-based technologies.”
Dr. Al Awar pointed out that the newly signed MoU with Fujairah College is part of HBMeU’s commitment to establish solid and strategic partnerships with leading local, regional and international academic institutions aimed at enhancing education in the UAE and around the region. He further added that the strategic partnership will help create effective channels for the exchange of academic, technical and learning expertise, and will encourage investment in scientific research and modern-day knowledge sharing amongst learners in line with the UAE’s transformation into a knowledge economy.
“We are looking to collaborate with Fujairah College in various areas of common interest, including research studies, training, rehabilitation, and knowledge transfer, among others. On our part, we will spare no efforts to establish fruitful partnerships to realize our vision of providing inclusive and high-standard education. This is an important step in building a socially and academically qualified generation capable of engaging in the highly competitive job market, as stipulated by the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMeU,” Dr. Al Awar concluded.
According to the new agreement, the two sides will work closely to facilitate the exchange of expertise and experiences related to academic accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, enhance academic programme quality, and pursue other relevant matters of common interest. Furthermore, under the terms of the agreement, the two sides will also promote each other’s seminars, initiatives, conferences, interactive workshops and awareness programmes.