Maktoum Foundation, AUD renew pact
Dubai, June 10, 2013
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) said it has renewed its partnership deal with the American University in Dubai (AUD) to grant 100 scholarships to undergraduate UAE nationals and Arab citizens.
These scholarships are being granted to the students of the Mohammed bin Rashid School for Communication of the AUD, said officials of the Foundation and AUD at a key meeting.
Those present at the meeting included Jamal bin Huwaireb, the managing director of MBRF, Sultan Lootah, the VP of MBRF, Elias Bou Saab, the executive VP of AUD, Ali Jaber, the dean of MBRSC, and Peggy Awad, the director of External Relations at AUD.
During the meeting, the officials discussed several topics, notably the continuous support and encouragement offered to media students (both Emiratis and Arab expats living in the UAE) in addition to the importance of teaching media according to global standards and methods in Arabic.
Also the officials discussed the mechanism for promoting the scholarships programs through specialized channels.
The meeting comes within the Foundation’s mission to encourage educational centers and institutions, such as MBRSC of AUD, to graduate and prepare local and Arab media cadres.
The focal point of the Mohammed bin Rashid School for Communication of AUD’s mission is to educate media professionals with an outstanding command of the Arabic language.
The Foundation also believes that the role of these cadres stands strong in shaping a local media that is capable of competing regionally and internationally.
Since 2009, scholarships have been granted to undergraduate UAE nationals and Arab citizens thanks to the continuous partnership between the Foundation and the university.
The communication has now graduated two batches of students, a total of 85 since its inauguration; and after this recent meeting, 100 scholarships in the name of MBRF will be granted to further educate the next generation of Arab media professionals.-TradeArabia News Service
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