Canadian University Dubai signs MoU with The Hashemite University

Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Hashemite University in Jordan.

The MoU was signed at a ceremony held at Canadian University Dubai’s Al Badaa’ Campus in the presence of Prof. Karim Chelli, President and Vice-Chancellor, Canadian University Dubai, Prof. Fawwaz Al-Abed Al-Haq, President and Professor of Linguistics & English Language, The Hashemite University, and several officials from both academic institutions.

The primary purpose of this agreement is to develop academic and cultural interchange between the universities through mutual assistance in the areas of education and research.

Prof. Karim Chelli said: “Collaboration is of great essence to Canadian University Dubai. We are delighted to expand our partnership with The Hashemite University in Jordan, an academic institution recognized for its contributions to quality teaching, research, and outstanding outreach in their community. Together, we recognize the benefits to be derived from this increased cooperation and look forward to working with one another.”

The vision of The Hashemite University heavily parallels that of CUD, fostering a diverse culture that is not only committed to providing students with an academic experience, but encourages them to become life-long learners and active global citizens with a sense of civic duty and moral responsibility.

Pioneering in nature, The Hashemite University has adopted a comprehensive environmental management strategy directed towards a green campus and climate action, implementing a 5 MWp photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy project to achieve 100% energy independence for the University. It is currently home to nearly 30,000 students and is a leader amongst public and private sector institutions (especially in photovoltaics) in both Jordan and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Prof. Fawwaz Al-Abed Al-Haq added: “We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Canadian University Dubai. This new partnership will generate opportunities for everyone involved, fostering benefits that extend beyond borders. The Hashemite University takes pride in achieving academic excellence, but also in preparing loyal men and women to become not only technically competent in their professional fields, but meaningful contributors to society.”

The signing of the MoU highlights the efforts of both Universities to engage in cooperative efforts, generating opportunities for all members to participate in collaborative research, teaching, student, and staff exchanges through a series of activities and programs. The agreement also emphasizes the significance of knowledge transfer and the importance of contributing to the latest innovations to meet the current and future demands of society across a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to: Architecture and Interior Design; Communication and Media; Engineering, Applied Science and Technology; Management; Creative Industries; Environmental Health Sciences; and Social Sciences.