ECU establishes formal ties with Zayed University in the UAE
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Professor Nara Srinivasan, Gaurav Saxena, Hannah Speldewinde, Dr. Leon Jololian, Professor Kerry O. Cox, Dr. Sulaiman M. Al Jassim, Lauren R. Wilson, James Murphy and Nada Al Ameri at the signing.
ECU computer and security science students will now be able to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during their studies thanks to a new agreement between ECU and Zayed University, based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox recently returned from the UAE where he met with Vice-President for Zayed University Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim.
Both leaders signed an agreement to establish mutually beneficial study tours for ECU students from the School of Computer and Security Science and Zayed University students from the College of Technological Innovation.
It is expected that these study tours will enhance the educational experiences and cultural understanding of students from both institutions.
It is likely that other schools and discipline areas will also be included in the study tour program in the near future, which are set to start at the at the beginning of 2013.
“The United Arab Emirates is a richly diverse country, and we are looking forward to welcoming students from Zayed University to ECU,” Professor Cox said.
“We encourage our students to take advantage of this, and other study tour opportunities available during their time at university, and I look forward to hearing from our students who choose to take part in this exciting new venture.”
Established in 1998, the Zayed University has over 7,000 students across its two campuses. The University’s President is the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
Further information on the ECU – Zayed University study tour program will be available shortly.
For more information on other study tour opportunities on offer for ECU students visit the ECU International website.