American University of Sharjah inks MoU to focus on technology
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Parsons Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the areas of education and research
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Parsons Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the areas of education and research.
The agreement aims to prepare students to work in professions that will utilise future technological developments, according to a statement.
In addition, AUS and Parsons will organise an industrial connection programme, conduct joint research activities, and discuss educational opportunities.
Regarding the programme, Gary Adams, president and MEA of Parsons Corporation, said: "Through integrating technological solutions from the start of projects to their completion, Parsons aims to provide maximum benefits to its clients. It is amazing to integrate new applications with current technologies, at the time when we are constantly challenging ourselves to innovate."
Dr. Bjorn Kjerfve, chancellor of the AUS, highlighted the university’s current efforts to become a leading research university in the region, while adding that its cooperation with Parsons is a step in that direction, and will help its students gain practical experience in relevant new technologies.