10 October 2021 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and ATOMENA Energy Solutions (ATOMENA), a leading local Nuclear Energy service provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote academic cooperation and the exchange of scientific findings between the two entities.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU and Khaled Seddiqi, Chairman of ATOMENA signed the MoU in the presence of Mohamed Alowais – Vice Chairman, Ali Geedi – Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Ghazi – Chief Operating Officer. Along with, ADU faculty members from the College of Health Sciences (COHS), including Dr. Nisreen Hassan Alwan – Acting Dean, Dr. Deena Elsori – Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Cell Biology, and Dr. Rahaf Ajaj – Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Safety.
The MoU will see both parties deliver and develop practical training and courses in the field of nuclear energy. This joint partnership will facilitate ADU to host events and competitions to present educational programs oriented around nuclear energy and solutions while allowing ATOMENA to expand the framework of their research accordingly. Students will enjoy the chance to apply for internships in ATOMENA and be presented with an employment opportunity when vacancies are available.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, said:” We are proud to be part of this collaboration with ATOMENA which will certainly open more doors for our students and help develop their skills and capabilities. This MoU is another step further down the road of continuous progress for our university.”
Professor Waqar added: “ADU offers a wide range of Health Sciences programs that will be enriched further by this partnership while also facilitating COHS students to focus on nuclear energy solutions to develop innovative ways to help the community. It’s our pride and pleasure to witness the success of our faculty and students, therefore, we strive to always provide them with the needed tools to build a better future and career.”
Khaled Seddiqi said: “ATOMENA’s mandate is to support the UAE’s nuclear energy sector through the implementation of project-based localization, Emiratization, and knowledge transfers. This collaboration with ADU will serve as the foundation of the development of Human Capital (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel – SQEP) thus ensuring a self-sustaining, self-reliant Nuclear sector for generations to come.”
The College of Health Sciences is the newest college introduced by ADU, it focuses on providing an outstanding academic experience in Public Health, Environmental Health and Safety, Nutrition and Biomedical Sciences. Additionally, it provides advanced research opportunities for students and allows them to engage with peers on a local, regional and international level.
For more information about the College of Health Sciences in ADU, please visit: www.adu.ac.ae
About ATOMENA Energy Solutions:
ATOMENA is uniquely positioned as a pioneering Emirati company, Headquartered in Abu Dhabi comprised of Emirati and Expat Nuclear professionals with cumulative 80+ years of UAE & international Nuclear experience. ATOMENA’s core objective is to support, develop & enhance the Nuclear energy sector in the UAE & the Middle East and have committed to, and has vast experience in the fields of localization, Emiratization, and knowledge/technology transfers.
ATOMENA provides localized Technical Consulting, Program/Project Management, Lifecycle Management (O&M), Outage Management, Commercial Grade Dedication, Quality Program Management, Procurement, and Staffing solutions.
For more information about ATOMENA Energy Solutions, please visit www.atomena.ae.
About Abu Dhabi University:
Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is the largest private university in the United Arab Emirates. With campuses across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, the University has a total enrolment of 7,800 students from over 80 nationalities. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and Health Sciences, ADU offers undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.
Abu Dhabi University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, research and student experience, as evidenced by its prestigious regional and international accreditations. The University was the first private higher education institution in the GCC to earn international accreditation from the Californian Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). At a program level, the College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The College of Health Sciences has earned accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).
According to the 2021 QS World University rankings, Abu Dhabi University ranked among the top 750 universities in the world and placed among the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age. ADU also earned a top 3 spot globally for international faculty and maintained its long-held position as part of the top 11 universities worldwide recognized for student body diversity.