Emirates Steel Arkan Group, the UAE’s largest listed steel and building materials company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to establish the UAE’s first metallurgical laboratory specialized in steelmaking.
The laboratory will contribute to enriching the educational experience in steelmaking and conducting advanced studies and research in metallurgy and the science of iron and steel. The MoU was signed at Emirates Steel Arkan Group’s headquarters by Mr. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, Group CEO of Emirates Steel Arkan, and Professor Thomas J. Hochstettler, Provost of ADU, in the presence of top officials from both parties.
Emirates Steel Arkan Group will offer comprehensive scholarships to 20 undergraduate Emirati students covering the four-year study, in addition to providing ADU’s College of Engineering faculty, staff and students with access to the company’s machinery for advanced research and getting acquainted with the equipment and tools used during steel manufacturing operations.
“The agreement with ADU is a continuation of our fruitful partnership following the success we have achieved together through the development of a Metallurgy concentration as part of the degree in Mechanical Engineering at ADU in 2020. Our collaboration plays a fundamental role in fostering scientific research and providing hands-on training programs for ADU students at our premises in Abu Dhabi.”
Professor Waqar Ahmad, ADU Chancellor, said that “The lab will support our ABET-accredited program Mechanical Engineering concentration in Metallurgy, developed in collaboration with the Group and will be a great addition to our existing state-of-the-art facilities. It will further support ADU’s research and innovation and provide our students with the research tools and hands-on experience they need to excel and develop their skills in metallurgy, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.”
Last year, Emirates Steel Arkan Group signed an MoU with Khalifa University to implement collaborative research projects, provide scientific and professional training and development programs, and offer technical consultations and student internships at Emirates Steel Arkan premises.