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UAEU to get Semiconductor research chair

It is hoped the professorship will advance student opportunities in the UAE

Ibrahim Ajami, CEO of ATIC says this Memorandum of Understanding is an important step towards establishing a culture of research in the UAE.
Ibrahim Ajami, CEO of ATIC says this Memorandum of Understanding is an important step towards establishing a culture of research in the UAE.

The Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), have formally announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will ensure the establishment of a professorship chair for Semiconductor Research at the University.

The MoU is designed to promote research excellence and the application of advanced technologies to support and encourage advanced technology innovation in the Emirate in both research and education.

"We are delighted to begin our relationship with ATIC with the creation of the professorship chair. The partnership is yet another example of our commitment to providing research which is directly relevant to the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. As part of this, our emphasis on research in the field of advanced technologies will ensure our students can access world-class research and learning opportunities within the UAE," said Dr Abdulla Al Khanbashi, Vice-Chancellor of UAEU.

According to the university, the professorship chair will help align education at the university with the needs of the advanced technological research industry in the region. Educators also hope that this initiative will provide more opportunities for students here in the UAE.

"It is through collaboration with academic partners and researchers that we can begin to establish Abu Dhabi as a research and development hub," said Ibrahim Ajami, CEO of ATIC. "Through our partnership with UAEU we are taking important steps toward establishing a culture of research that will contribute to bringing us fully in line with the economic development goals of Abu Dhabi."

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