Abu Dhabi University & Atkins to enhance collaboration in nuclear and energy sectors

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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ADU-Atkins Partnership
Officials during the signing ceremony.

Abu Dhabi University (ADU), one of the leading academic institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Atkins to enhance academic cooperation and exchange of scientific expertise between the two organizations in nuclear and energy sectors in the UAE.

Atkins is the leading global design, engineering, and project management consultancy and, it is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, a fully integrated professional services and project management company.

As part of the five-year agreement, ADU will partner with Atkins to develop and deliver targeted trainings, activities, and events that present educational programs about nuclear power and energy solutions and collaborate on research and scientific studies in the field.

Further, Atkins will provide training opportunities, including internships and project experience for ADU’s students, helping to build local capabilities and create job opportunities in the nuclear sector.

Professor Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of ADU, said that “this MoU with Atkins will provide valuable opportunities for our students and faculty to collaborate with industry experts and gain practical experience in these fields. We look forward to working closely with Atkins to develop educational programs and research initiatives that will contribute to the UAE’s sustainable development goals and build local capabilities.”

“We are truly excited to strengthen our working relationship with ADU through this collaboration, to further build the great talent that the University has by providing targeted research, projects, and career opportunities,” commented Mr. David Haboubi, Head of Nuclear and Net Zero Energy, Middle East and Africa at Atkins.

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