Dubai e-government and Zayed University sign MOU

Dubai e-government and Zayed University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create content for e-learning programs and collabrate in research and benchmarking.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  November 8, 2003

Dubai e-government and Zayed University have entered into a strategic partnership to create content for e-learning programs and collabrate in research and benchmarking.

The two sides recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that marks the start of a long-standing collaboration. The MOU was signed by Salem Al Shair, eServices director, Dubai e-government and Dr. Hanif Al Qassimi, vice president, Zayed University.

Under the new partnership, Dubai e-government will create internship programs for Zayed University's female students and faculties to work on real results-oriented research and benchmarking projects, under joint supervision.

"The evolving developments in the academic field and in the delivery of education itself have put immense pressure on universities and colleges, as they have to constantly monitor and adopt advanced systems and models in order to stay competitive," says Salem Al Shair, e-services director, Dubai e-government.

"Under the new partnership, Zayed University is laying the foundation for enhanced services to the student community, by leveraging advanced systems and platforms of Dubai e-government," adds Al Shair.

The government has recently launched e4all, a community IT education project and two IT certification programs, the 'e-citizen' and the 'e-employee', aimed at increasing computer and internet literacy among government employees and citizens of Dubai.

"The UAE's goal of becoming the region's knowledge hub is best represented by Dubai eGovernment, a frontline project that has created benchmarking standards. The partnership will allow our students to experience Dubai e-government's operations first hand," says Dr. Al Qassimi vice president, Zayed University.

According to the MOU, Zayed University will dedicate students to work on Dubai e-government projects through the University's Capstone Course besides develop content for e-learning courses in Arabic and English. Dubai e-government will arrange workshops and seminars for Zayed University students in addition to providing topics, objectives and guidelines for e-learning courses and contribute to the University's Centre of Business Excellence.

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