MoU aims at strengthening cooperation between both sides in multiculturalism and participation in educational programmes of the College
Dubai, UAE – 26 May 2013: The Dubai Courts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Dundee, United Kingdom, with the aim of strengthening co-operation between the two sides in the field of multiculturalism and leadership. The agreement will also enable members of Dubai Courts to participate in educational courses and programmes of the College.
During a ceremony held today at the Dubai Courts' headquarters, the MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Bin Hazeem, Director General of Dubai Courts, and H.E. Mirza Al-Sayegh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, in the presence of a number of senior officials from both parties.
Under the MoU, both parties will collaborate in areas advancing the common aims of the two organisations and the common good. In particular, the collaboration is intended to promote the values of mutual understanding and multiculturalism. The two organisations will also utilise education as a means to advance their common aims and, in particular, through the participation of members of Dubai Courts in courses and programmes of the Al-Maktoum College.
The Al-Maktoum College will also provide training to the Dubai Courts to assist them with developing and delivering their services. Areas in which the Al-Maktoum College may be able to offer such training – either through courses and programmes run by the College, or through bespoke training – are Multiculturalism, Globalisation and Muslim Societies, Development of the Muslim World, and Religion and (Practical) Ethics.
Under the memorandum, which will come into force for a period of five years and may be renewed upon mutual desires, both parties have also agreed to exchange information on substantive educational and research grounds to conduct joint seminars and conferences on the topics of mutual interest. The two organisations will also encourage communication and academic collaboration between members of both parties in areas of mutual concern and benefit.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Bin Hazeem said that Al-Maktoum College is one of the outstanding educational establishments, which offers special education and training on the most important and most prominent areas that are required in the contemporary global marketplace, as well as promoting understanding and tolerance among people, and the concept of living in peace and love.
He added that multiculturalism is one of the most important programmes offered by the College. This programme has gained important stature in the UAE academic community, since it focuses on vital topics such as Multiculturalism and Leadership Skills, Dialogue of Civilizations, Globalization and Islam in a Transformed and Changed World, and Islam in the light of Modern Science.
Dr. Bin Hazeem stressed that the programmes of the Al Maktoum College are compatible with the approach of the UAE leadership, which is keen to promote a regional and global environment of understanding and peace.
H.E. Mirza Al-Sayegh said that the Al Maktoum College is committed to extending bridges of co-operation to all organisations, bodies and departments in the UAE, and providing interested UAE Nationals with scientific materials and training courses in the College's field of specialisation.
He said, 'Al Maktoum College is looking forward to becoming a global hub recognised for scientific research in the field of Islamic Studies, especially since the sessions the College organises receive an academic recognition from the participating universities. In addition, its programmes and training courses gain trust, recognition and appreciation of officials in Scotland at the highest level.'
'The multiculturalism and leadership courses and programmes were carefully designed to enhance the educational experience for students, in order for them to better understand the challenges posed by the global dialogue and cultural exchange, while reaching to broaden the perceptions of students intellectually and culturally,' H.E. Al-Sayegh added.