Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi to foster collaboration on various projects and initiatives dedicated to promoting and advancing the status and use of the Arabic language worldwide.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of ALC, and Ms. Mariët Westermann, Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi, on May 21 as part of the agenda for the International Congress on Arab Publishing and Creative Industries, which the ALC is organising on May 21 and 22 as part of the 32nd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
The agreement will establish collaboration processes for research and development as well as knowledge exchange between the two parties. The institutions will also explore how each can benefit from the other’s existing projects and initiatives to promote and advance the Arabic language globally.
“We are very pleased to establish a close partnership with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre. Alongside other major institutions around the world, we will join in the Centre’s pioneering work and play a key role in the development and advancement of the Arabic language,” NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Ms. Mariët Westermann commented.
According to the MoU, both entities will collaborate in organising workshops for the International Congress on Arab Publishing and Creative Industries and will jointly develop initiatives and projects to promote Arabic language education. This new partnership will encompass the organisation of workshops aimed at enhancing Arabic language writing skills in various genres, including creative writing, poetry composition and recitation, article writing, and journalism, as well as academic writing.