Microsoft matriculation

Microsoft South Gulf has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zayed University to allow students and faculty members access to Microsoft .NET technologies.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  June 17, 2003

Microsoft South Gulf has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zayed University to allow students and faculty members access to Microsoft .NET technologies.

The MOU signed with Zayed University will allow the University to include Microsoft .NET technologies such as, Visual Basic .NET and ASP .NET within its curriculum.

Microsoft South Gulf will also train the faculty at Zayed University to become Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and will also provide all of the University’s software needs at discounted rates.

“We at Zayed University look forward to working with Microsoft in a spectrum of projects which will increase the expertise of our faculty as well as enable our students to gain valuable experience by working with Microsoft professionals,” said Dr Hanif Al Qassimi, vice president of Zayed University.

“I cannot think of a better way to prepare our students to become intelligent knowledgeable workers when they graduate. Experience that they gather while working at Microsoft will definitely give them an edge in the future job market,” he added.

Abdullatif Almulla, general manager, Microsoft South Gulf said the company was pleased to be working with the University. “Microsoft has always been a key player in developing the educational sector in the UAE. We are constantly looking for more means to boost IT education here and working with visionary organisations such as Zayed University makes our job much easier.”

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