Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health (DLSPH), Canada’s largest public health school.ADU continues to collaborate with prestigious international institutions such as DLSPH to provide students with an exceptional educational experience and elevate its Public Health programme.
The agreement provides both institutions with the opportunity to partner across a range of academic programmes based on knowledge and experience exchange. ADU and DLSPH plan to initiate collaboration between faculty, undergraduate, and postgraduate students through exchange programmes, joint courses, internships, and the exchange of materials and publications.
During the virtual signing ceremony, Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, and Professor Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of DLSPH, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Professor Nisreen Alwan, Acting Dean of the College of Health Sciences at ADU, along with the Public Health programme team at ADU.
“This collaboration will support our students in tackling new experiences and gaining a greater understanding of their field”
In line with ADU’s commitment to provide students and faculty with a holistic academic journey, both institutions will focus on advancing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as launching joint academic courses to provide students with the opportunity to study abroad, participate in scientific research, and undergo training.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, said: “We are honoured to collaborate with a respected partner such as the University of Toronto as part of our remit to provide our students and faculty with a remarkable academic experience. This collaboration will support our students in tackling new experiences and gaining a greater understanding of their field. At ADU, we continuously strive to deliver world-class programmes and encourage our students to experience new challenges and opportunities to prepare them for their careers.”
The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities
The College of Health Sciences at ADU is home to undergraduate programmes in Public Health and Environmental Health and Safety, Biomedical Sciences (Laboratory Medicine), Molecular and Medical Genetics, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics. The collective educational mission of the health sciences programmes is to provide students with a broad and flexible multidisciplinary curriculum, producing graduates equipped with both theoretical and practical knowledge related to their chosen programme, as well as scientific and technical knowledge more generally.
The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges. Its community is a catalyst for discovery, innovation, and progress, creating knowledge and solutions that make a tangible difference around the globe.