Abu Dhabi University Inks Memorandum of Understanding With NPCC

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Published March 13th, 2018 - 10:20 GMT
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, inked the agreement with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, inked the agreement with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC.

Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), part of Senaat Abu Dhabi, to provide sponsorships, work placements and recruitment opportunities for their UAE national students.  

NPCC, a leading international EPC contractor, provides Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning services to Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas sectors, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with offices around the region.

Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, inked the agreement with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC, in the presence of senior officials from the two entities.

Speaking on the occasion, Professor Waqar said: “Our partnership with NPCC as a leading national petroleum institute mirror’s ADU’s vision of preparing generations equipped for the future market demands. In line with its commitment to advancing the UAE’s efforts to develop an economy based on knowledge and innovation, Abu Dhabi University is keen to expand its network of strategic partnerships and share its expertise and best practices. At the same time, through forging synergies with public and private sector entities, the University seeks to provide its students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in their fields of study. Our collaboration with NPCC enables us to achieve both these priorities.”

NPCC’s CEO, Eng. Ahmed Al Dhaheri said: “This MoU reflects NPCC’s drive to support young Emirati talent and, in turn, empowers them with the latest knowledge and tools, while also facilitating R&D and exchange information with a leading academic institution. We look forward to enhancing the practical knowledge of the oil and gas industry among ADU’s students and equipping them with job-specific skills in advanced engineering and fabrication and other disciplines.

We plan to double the number of our Emirati employees to 550 by the year 2021, which is a key pillar, in our current strategic plan”   

Background Information

Abu Dhabi University

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.

ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.

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