The Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability Middle East (IEMS Academy), the Professional Certifications and Conformity Assessments arm of BEEAH Education, has signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with Ajman University. The landmark MoU marks the beginning of an important collaboration between both entities; and will see IEMS offer the students and stakeholders of the leading UAE institution with the unprecedented opportunity to gain professional qualifications and certifications in the field of sustainability and environmental management.
The agreement was signed by Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH, and Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor of Ajman University, in the presence of senior management representatives from both parties, at BEEAH Group’s new, state-of-the-art headquarters. During the event, both entities discussed areas of strategic importance within ESGs, explored focus areas in sustainability and environmental education, and emphasised the importance of future-forward education methods that result in the adoption of best-in-class industry practices.
Commenting on the occasion, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH, said, “We are pleased to enter into this MOU with Ajman University, one of the UAE’s most notable, diverse and inclusive educational institutions. As a key area of focus for the UAE, sustainability constitutes an important part of our national agenda and strategy for future development. Through this collaboration, we will introduce the educational community to new possibilities within the spectrum of environmental management and sustainability, while enhancing their skills and contributions to these fields. By encouraging discourse, innovation, and collaboration in these sectors, we will work collectively towards consolidating the UAE’s position as a pioneer in sustainability development and leader in net zero targets.”
The Academy has partnered with Ajman University to provide a world-class portfolio of Environmental Management and Sustainability Training Programmes and Certifications
As part of the agreement, IEMS will offer a range of industry-centric foundational courses and specialised educational programmes; which include integrated waste management qualifications and certification programmes in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the circular economy, climate change, plastic pollution, net zero transition and air pollution.
Sharing her thoughts on the partnership, Hind Al Huwaidi, Managing Director of BEEAH Education, said, “BEEAH Education is proud to work with Ajman University, one of the leading institutions in the UAE, to offer training and qualifications across a range of sustainability specialisations. Our team of highly qualified industry professionals and international experts has developed a comprehensive range of industry-specific courses, programmes and workshops for the students and stakeholders of the university. Through this collaboration, we aim to support their skill development, enhance their career opportunities, inspire awareness about these critical industries, and support them in becoming valuable resources in the UAE’s journey towards building a sustainable and secure future.”
Established in 2017, the Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) Academy provides blended training and development programmes which enhance people’s knowledge and the skills required for current and future jobs in rapidly evolving, future-ready industries. IEMS’ accomplished team of multinational industry experts enable skill development through a range of quality-focused, industry-specific training courses, programmes, and workshops, which are affiliated with numerous internationally accredited institutions.
‘’ Ajman University places great emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness among its faculty, staff, students, and alumni’’
Known as the first private university in the GCC, and the first UAE university to admit expatriate students, Ajman University (AU) was established in 1988 as a pioneer for inclusion, innovation, and social impact. In 2020, Ajman University became one of the first six higher education institutions in the world to receive global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK’s independent body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.
“As a socially responsible higher education institution, Ajman University places great emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness among its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This partnership with BEEAH, renowned for its expertise in environmental management solutions and learning, will help both entities in enhancing the knowledge and expertise of students in environment management, helping them gain meaningful careers in this emerging field and evolve as champions of sustainability and environment in the UAE as well as globally,” said Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir.
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