Dubai, UAE : The British University in Dubai (BUiD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens. The MoU aims to deliver training on Siemens’ state-of-the-art solutions in the UAE with the possibility of expanding to the entire GCC region.
The MoU was signed at BUiD’s campus by Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, Vice Chancellor, and Dr Fuad Al Attar, Senior Vice President, Customer Services - Digital Industries at Siemens Middle East. BUiD will be the focal point of this agreement to provide training across the nation, and direction and guidance to Siemens in the development of their training programmes.
BUiD is the leading not for-profit research-based university in the UAE, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.
Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, Siemens creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers.
Professor Abdullah Alshamsi said, ‘We are very pleased to sign this MoU. Our collaboration is a valuable addition to BUiD’s training portfolio. There is no doubt that this new partnership will open new horizons for both organisations, and its benefits will reach UAE society and beyond, as well as the scientific community at large.’
This collaboration allows Siemens experts to engage with BUiD’s Faculty of Engineering and IT to deliver high-end training to industrial professionals seeking Siemens courses. Thirteen specialised training courses will be offered through this MoU. Some of these courses will be held on fixed annual dates and the rest will be given on an on-demand basis.
Dr. Fuad Al Attar said, ‘Our training partnership with BUiD aims to share Siemens’ hands-on expertise in digitalization, industrial automation systems and drive technology. Together with BUiD, we are looking forward to develop many new local experts who can genuinely contribute to the UAE’s ambitious digitalization plans.’
BUiD and Siemens through their collaboration will be able to shape and respond to the requirements of the UAE’s expanding market.
The British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established by law number 5 in 2003, by His Highness the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, as a not-for-profit entity. The University grew out of collaborations between British and Dubai academic, government and commercial organisations to make a unique contribution to the UAE and the Gulf region. The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, Dubai Holding, Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and Emirates NBD.
The University is governed by a Council formed every three years by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
BUiD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and our qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC. The academic support that BUiD enjoys from its alliance with Russell Group universities in the UK has contributed to its success. These universities include the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Manchester - all in the world’s top 100.
BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK Universities Alliance partners.
BUiD offers full and part-time research based Doctorate and PhD programmes, Masters and MBA programmes, and Postgraduate Diplomas, in the fields of education, business, law, engineering, finance, construction, and IT.
BUiD also offers undergraduate programmes in the fields of computer science, AI, engineering, finance, and business.
BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including its major contributing partner the Knowledge Fund Establishment, Atkins, the UAE Ministry of Education, and government and associated bodies across the UAE’s public and private sectors.
We provide an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €62.3 billion and net income of €6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2021, the company had around 303,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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