Abu Dhabi: Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Islamic University of North Sumatra in Indonesia to formalize a strategic partnership.
In signing the MoU, both parties committed to exchanging expertise and experiences, strengthening cultural and knowledge ties, and facilitating an exchange program for academic staff. Moreover, the agreement called for undertaking joint co-curricular activities in education and teaching, such as summer schools and diploma programs.
Meanwhile, both universities also agreed to cooperate on student-focused initiatives in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. These include joint academic and research activities, training courses, conferences, and seminars, as well as collaborations in doctoral thesis activities.
Other initiatives covered in the MoU include joint academic and research projects as well as the exchange of publications, academic bulletins, and other scientific documents.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr. Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, chancellor of Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities, and Professor Dr. Nour Hayati, Director of the State Islamic University of North Sumatra.
Dr. Al Dhaheri stressed that the partnership is part of the university’s strategy to strengthen its programs by aligning with equally prestigious higher education institutions locally and internationally.
“This agreement in particular will help enhance scientific and academic exchange between our institutions, strengthen knowledge ties with them, and establish scientific partnerships that are mutually beneficial,” Dr. Al Dhaheri added.
The chancellor said that the university is moving forward with this approach based on its vision to support the development scientific research in the UAE and the region in general, and its tireless endeavor to be a prominent academic center of excellence in the field of humanities as well as the social and philosophical sciences.
In addition, Dr. Al Dhaheri believes that these partnerships will further enhance the university’s effort to share Islamic and Arabic culture as well as spread the virtues of tolerance, love, respect for human rights, and uphold the values of moderation, neutrality, and openness to the different cultures and peoples of the world.