Alstom, a multinational company operating worldwide on the rail transport markets, is well established in the UAE with several key urban projects, including Dubai Tram, the first tramway in the GCC, and Metro Route 2020. It is also active in passenger transportation, signaling, and systems and services.
16 students from Ajman University have gone through an intensive two-week railway training with Alstom which is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The students were introduced to railway transportation systems, operations, maintenance, safety awareness, maintenance management, and quality management.
AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir said Ajman University spares no effort to develop students’ awareness in all walks of life, particularly about timely issues as is the case with railway industry.
“Such proactive and farsighted style of hands-on approach to education and training is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman and Chairman of AU Board of Trustees.”
“AU has inked tens of partnership agreements to help students master all the life and hands-on skills they need pre and post-graduation.”
Thi-Mai Tran, Managing Director of Alstom GCC, said it is so exciting to engage with such bright local talents. “We see the importance of encouraging, nurturing and developing talents, who will be leading the UAE’s railway industry in the future.”
“This training, spanning theoretical education, group exercises, site visits, videos and exams, will lead to several internships at Alstom Dubai, co-supervised by AU professors and Alstom experts.”
About Ajman University
Founded in 1988 as the first private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, Ajman University (AU) is now being recognized as an emerging leader on the global academic map. The 2020 QS World University Rankings lists AU in the top 800 universities globally and among the top 10 worldwide for international students and faculty! The “Top 50 Under 50” QS Rankings names AU as one of the top 150 young universities in the world. Even our distinct location in the Dubai/Sharjah/Ajman corridor is ranked by QS as the 61st best student destination on the planet. Recently, Ajman University earned Five QS Stars in three ratings categories -- Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness and Learning Environment. We also garnered Four QS Stars for both Teaching and Internationalization. www.ajman.ac.ae
Ahmed Khalaf (Ajman University) –
As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people. www.alstom.com
Bahaa Omran (Alstom Middle East) –
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