e-TQM College signs MoU with University of Huddersfield to develop quality management programs

Published February 13th, 2006 - 12:41 GMT

e-TQM College, the pioneering e-learning institution specialized in offering Total Quality Management Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Huddersfield (UoH) in the United Kingdom to develop educational programs aimed at disseminating knowledge and learning of Total Quality Management in the Arab World.

The MoU which was signed between Dr Mansoor Al Awar, Vice President, e-TQM College and Dr Graham Worsdale, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Dean, Business School, UoH, allows the institutions to identify and develop program areas in Business Management and TQM principles in addition to providing staff mentoring and exchange programs as well as undertaking collaborative research projects.

Commenting on the MoU, Dr Al Awar, said, “As a pioneering institution that has been successful in advancing the principles of Total Quality Management, it lies within our express interest to collaborate with leading institutions and academic research centers such as the University of Huddersfield to explore avenues in creating practical tools to disseminate knowledge and learning about Quality. The MoU will pave the way to infusing a fresh perspective in the discipline of Quality Management and will improve the visibility of the TQM movement in the Arab World.”

“Being an advanced centre for learning in interdisciplinary sciences with stress on collaborative learning with clear vocational emphasis, University of Huddersfield is the ideal partner for e-TQM College. We are extremely optimistic about working together with University of Huddersfield as it will put a bearing on our international efforts, which we pursue aggressively,” said Al Awar.
The University of Huddersfield is a dynamic and expanding institution located in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK. The University has excellent reputation for providing high quality teaching with a strong vocational emphasis. The University achieved the highest scores in 2004 review conducted by Quality Assurance Agency, the UK’s national quality watchdog in five academic areas – Psychology, Music, Business Studies, Accountancy, and Chemistry.  Presently the University offers 300 pre-degree and undergraduate degree courses and over 60 postgraduate courses.
e-TQM College is a Dubai-based institution that has pioneered e-learning in the Middle East by launching world-class online courses in Total Quality Management. Launched in September 2002, the college is the first of its kind in the world. It has been recognized by EFQM, a leading European body for quality management, and has been accepted as a key member of the British Quality Foundation. It aims to be the college of choice for Total Quality Management in the Arab world.
e-TQM College provides e-learning programs to private and public sector employees as well as members of the public. Courses include Foundation Diploma in TQM, Excellence Best Practice Series and Certificate in Quality in Policing.


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