Ras Al Khaimah: RAKEZ Academic Zone hosted its fourth Academic-Industry Forum, which brought together around 90 participants from government officials and key players in the educational and industrial sectors in the emirate to discuss the latest trends and best practices in the academic ecosystem.

The forum paved the way for the participants to network for long-term collaborations and discuss required future skills and emerging prospects of embracing digital transformation and the opportunities within the industry and education sectors.

Chief Academic Zone Officer of RAKEZ, Dr Steven Reissig said, “The forum has given us the opportunity to reinforce our vision for the Academic Zone, which is to ensure the highest quality of education and create a world-class educational ecosystem for all students and academic faculty in Ras Al Khaimah. Such events help exchange best practices and gain insights on how technology is transforming the entire business landscape.”

The forum’s fourth edition saw speakers and panel discussions representing officials from higher educational institutes and universities in Ras Al Khaimah from the University of Stirling-RAK Campus and AURAK, industry partners from Guardian Glass and KWC, Amazon Web Services and RAKEZ. The presentations provided insights on topics such as how digital transformation is disrupting global industries, changes in the education sector, and what opportunities Amazon is offering or graduates.


For more information, please contact:
Cleo Eleazar, Public Relations & Events Manager, RAKEZ
Email: c.eleazar@rakez.com

About Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ):

RAKEZ is a powerhouse business and industrial hub established by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It currently hosts over 15,000 companies coming from over 100+ countries and operating in more than 50 industries.

RAKEZ offers entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and manufacturers a wide-range of solutions, including free zone and non-free zone licences, customisable facilities, and first-class services provided in a one-stop shop. Furthermore, RAKEZ has specialised zones that are tailored to specific needs of investors: Al Nakheel and Al Hamra Business Zones for commercial and service companies; Al Ghail, Al Hamra and Al Hulaila Industrial Zones for manufacturers and industrialists; and an Academic Zone for educational providers.

A leading economic zone, RAKEZ aims to continue attracting diversified investment opportunities that will contribute to the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah.