Canadian University Dubai signs Memorandum of Understanding with Al Wasl Sports Club; supporting cooperation and engagement

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 7, 2021: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and Al Wasl Sports Club (AWC) have established a new partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU represents an ongoing relationship that will support cooperation and engagement between the two parties through various activities, including: internship opportunities, academic-related projects and events, research initiatives, outreach programs and much more.

Mr. Mohammad Ali Amer, Executive Director of Al Wasl Sports Club, expressed his happiness in the partnership with Canadian University Dubai, which ranks among the leading educational institutions at the regional and global level, saying: “The partnership comes from our keenness to implement social responsibility, which Al Wasl has always been proactive in implementing, and consistent with the vision and strategy of the club, which aims to enrich and consolidate cooperation ties with institutions in all fields, to achieve national goals in all cultural, educational, sports and social aspects”.

Prof. Karim Chelli, President and Vice-Chancellor, Canadian University Dubai, shared his enthusiasm for the cooperation with Al Wasl Sports Club, who was awarded the title of club of the century in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in recognition of their tremendous achievements, stating: “As a widely-recognized educational institution for higher learning, Canadian University Dubai is committed to providing unique opportunities to our students that will enhance their academic experience and support their scholarly ambitions. Our willingness to continue to build these relationships reinforces our determination, hard work and compassion to succeed for our students, our faculty members and our community.”

Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor, Canadian University Dubai, added: “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, this partnership complements the Nation’s societal health and happiness, strengthening CUD’s connection not only with the sport itself, but also with the fans, the regional football community and the United Arab Emirates as a whole.”

Al Wasl Sports Club, established in 1960 under AlZamalek Club, is a football company registered in the UAE Pro League. Credited as the Club of the Century in the UAE by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), AWC promotes the values of sports as an educational tool, contributing to the development of the community and its future leaders.

Canadian University Dubai, established in 2006, is a higher academic intuition located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ranked 42nd overall in the Arab region and 9th in the UAE (according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings), CUD offers a broad range of academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels based on the Canadian curriculum and serves as a gateway for students to pursue higher education, research, and employment opportunities in Canada.