NYU Abu Dhabi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mubadala, pledging to expand collaboration on mutually beneficial projects.
The MoU identifies several areas in which NYUAD and Mubadala could collaborate, based on the university’s research capabilities. This includes cooperation on research projects involving NYUAD faculty and students, and the possibility of developing advanced research programs. The agreement also covers exploring the prospect of establishing new state-of-the-art laboratories that would support education and research activities of interest to both parties.
Representing the Mubadala Foundation, Mansour Al Ketbi, Executive Director – Digital & Corporate Services, said: “Mubadala Foundation manages all philanthropic and community related initiatives at Mubadala and partners with like-minded organizations to drive positive change in communities across the UAE and around the world. The Foundation is delighted to partner with NYUAD, who share our vision of advancing the UAE’s academic sector and providing youth with essential skills to thrive in the UAE’s knowledge-based economy. Mubadala Foundation looks forward to witnessing the successes of these innovators and pioneers as they expand their horizons with state of the art resources through this partnership.”
Other areas of potential collaboration are the promotion of a student recruitment program, local and global student internship programs, and a comprehensive Student Outreach Program that would develop and deliver STEM engagement and career guidance for high school students.
The MoU is designed to help support and promote joint scholarly and educational achievements that would enhance the contributions of the two organizations to the country, the region and to the world.