In line with its public health agenda, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a new partnership with the University of Arizona (UA), a public land-grant university in Arizona, USA, committed to education, research and community service. ADU continues to collaborate with distinguished local and international academic institutions such as UA to expand its professional course offerings and elevate the student and faculty experience.
During a ceremony, Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU and professor Iman Hakim, Dean of the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at UA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Professor Nisreen Alwan, Acting Dean of College of Health Sciences at ADU, along with the Public Health programme team at ADU, consisting of Dr Michele Cherfane, Dr Deena Elsori, Dr Reham Kotb, and Dr Rania Al Dweik, and Mr Hassan Hijazi, Assistant Vice President of Middle East & North Africa affairs at UA.
The agreement seeks to provide both institutions with opportunities to collaborate across a range of activities based on knowledge exchange and experience sharing. ADU and UA aim to initiate cooperation between faculty, undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers through facilitating joint seminars and conferences as well as publishing leading research.
Both institutions aim to develop condensed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
As part of ADU’s commitment to expanding its course offerings, both institutions aim to develop condensed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and joint professional education programmes to provide students with the opportunity to capitalise on their educational journey and best prepare them for the career market.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, said: “We are proud to collaborate with the prestigious University of Arizona as we continue to expand and diversify our educational offerings to allow our students and faculty to maximise their journey at ADU. Abu Dhabi University stands committed to delivering outstanding academic programmes and encouraging students to take on new challenges that will cultivate their academic experience. We are always keen to partner with leading academic institutions like the University of Arizona in an effort to exchange experiences and implement innovative teaching and training methods that will best support our students and faculty.”
The agreement seeks to provide both institutions with opportunities to collaborate across a range of activities
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 programme 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 Arizona was established in 1885 as a public university and has a total of 49,000 undergraduate students enrolled.