ALHOSN University signs cooperative Memorandum of Understanding with UK’s University of Salford

Published June 15th, 2010 - 06:23 GMT

ALHOSNUniversity, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality value-based education, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Salford in Manchester, England to promote cooperation between both institutions.

Under the terms of the MoU, the two universities will engage in joint research activities, teach and develop new degrees and training programmes, exchange visits by staff, teachers and students, exchange relevant information, and co-develop student progression pathways. The agreement will take effect for three years, with specific details for the implementation of the activities to be mutually developed on a 'project by project' basis. ALHOSN Vice Chancellor and CEO Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni and University of Salford Vice Chancellor Prof. Martin Hall signed the MoU last June 2, 2010.

"SalfordUniversity has been instrumental in developing and promoting university education through its research and development activities and exceptional academic programs. This partnership between our two universities will enable us to consolidate our strengths and maintain our distinctive status as leading institutions in our respective areas and our fields of specialtisation. We are also planning more cooperative agreements similar to our MoU with Salford to advance our philosophy of 'Global knowledge with local vision'," said Prof. Sabouni , CEO & Vice Chancellor , ALHOSNUniversity.

SalfordUniversity was founded in 1896 as the Royal Technical Institute, Salford. At the time the university contributed significantly to the great industrial revolution which began in the North of England, producing internationally renowned engineers, scientists, and technologists who helped transform the 19th Century. The UK Government's latest Research Assessment Exercise indicated that 83 per cent of Salford's research is of international quality, with 12 per cent being judged as cutting-edge and pioneering. Its world-famous graduates include the painter Laurence Stephen Lowry, the actor Ben Kingsley, and Andy Bond, the former CEO of the British supermarket chain ASDA.

ALHOSNUniversity commenced operations as a multi-national school in 2005 and has emerged as one of Abu Dhabi's top educational institutions. The university offers 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the three faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN is particularly renowned for encouraging women to take up technical professions, participating in high-profile regional and international educational events, and supporting significant social and environmental causes. 

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