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AUD promotes best practices in engineering, management
By Jamil Khan March 27, 2016
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DUBAI: The School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD) and the Smart Engineering Leadership and Excellence in Management (SELEM DMCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the AUD Campus in Dubai to collaborate in the field of continuing engineering education and professional training. 

Dr Alaa Ashmawy, Dean of the School of Engineering at AUD, and Maged Farouck Hanna, Managing Director & CEO of SELEM, signed the agreement with the aim to support community education activities undertaken by AUD’s School of Engineering faculty and SELEM staff. This  includes workshops, seminars, training courses, and other professional development activities.

Hanna said, “The vision of SELEM is to provide ‘The Best Smart Practices in Engineering Leadership and Excellence in Management’. Through its privileged position and effective role in local and international partnerships, SELEM plays an important role in bridging communication between local and international engineers in order to network, communicate, transfer knowledge and experiences and even enables them to learn more about the latest technologies in various field of engineering.

“SELEM provides opportunity and awareness on the best techniques and expertise for the sophistication of the engineering sector and the use of best practices for excellence and leadership through management consulting, conferences, seminars, training courses, as well as its contribution and support in scientific research and the dissemination of engineering articles.”

Ashmawy said, “The School of Engineering plays an important role in the advancement of the engineering sector through enhancing the educational experience of our students who are the future leaders. It supports the faculty through a number of initiatives aimed at enriching their professional experience, and partnering with the region’s professional community with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and practice and following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the importance of activating strategic partnerships with the private sector.

“The importance of this MoU is to link cooperation and strategic partnership between the School of Engineering of AUD and SELEM in many areas of management and engineering as they have the technical expertise and capabilities in these sectors in addition to their expertise in global communication and networking.”
 

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