Posted by Bob Brunskill
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has signed a ten-year partnership with the UK's prestigious Cambridge University that aims to develop and strengthen research and education in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the wider Gulf region.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Chancellor of Cambridge University, was present at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi today (November 25th) to sign the agreement.
It was announced that both institutions intend to set out a programme of collaborative research in areas that will meet the strategic priorities of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The partnership will develop through a ten-year programme of Fellowships, visiting Professorships and joint research and dissemination, with work led by Professorships endowed by the Abu Dhabi government.
"UAEU has an important role to play in the future prosperity of the nation," said Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE minister for higher education and scientific research.
"I am delighted at the prospect of these ambitions being substantially strengthened by this alliance with the University of Cambridge that also reflects and reinforces the UAE's unique relationship with the United Kingdom."