Ajman University and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their mutual ties by organizing joint activities and events, exchanging expertise and knowledge, and sharing academic and professional capabilities. The MoU was signed today by Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor of Ajman University (AU), and Thi-Mai Tran, Alstom GCC’s Managing Director, at Ajman University.
As part of the agreement, Alstom aims to deliver railway systems awareness, both technical and operational, to students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the form of conferences, and workshops or symposiums.
“Alstom looks forward to providing Ajman University students with first-hand access to our rail transport expertise. This collaboration highlights our commitment to empower local young talents to become leading experts in the industry by allowing them to apply theories and skills learned in the classroom, whilst gaining substantive professional experience,” says Thi-Mai Tran.
The collaboration with Ajman University will provide Alstom with access to the local talent pool while providing university students a global vision of the railway sector. Alstom intends to offer periodic technical trainings and other necessary expertise to help prepare students for railway careers.
“Ajman University is delighted to offer additional educational and career opportunities to students in the UAE via this MOU with Alstom. We proudly support youth empowerment programs across the country and the Middle East at large. Part of our mission is to help build the future through sustainable and reliable industries, like rail transportation,” says Dr. Karim Seghir, AU Chancellor.
Alstom is a dedicated and long-standing partner of Dubai’s rail transport development. Alstom delivered the Dubai tramway, the first fully integrated tramway system in the Middle East and 100% catenary-free, which opened in November 2014. Alstom is also in charge of the maintenance of the Dubai Tram system for a period of 13 years and now in charge of extension of Dubai Metro Route 2020. Alstom, which is the world leader in the supply of integrated urban mobility systems, has been awarded 21 integrated metro projects in over a decade in cities such as Guadalajara (Mexico), Riyadh (KSA), Los Teques (Venezuela), Panama (Metro L. 1&2) and Manila (Philippines).