New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and Mubadala have solidified their partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), setting the stage for expanded collaboration in various beneficial projects.
The MoU outlines several areas for potential cooperation, emphasizing NYUAD’s research capabilities. This includes joint research endeavors involving NYUAD faculty and students, as well as the exploration of advanced research programs.
The agreement also paves the way for the potential establishment of cutting-edge laboratories that will support education and research activities of mutual interest.
NYUAD Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann expressed, “This agreement with Mubadala builds on our strong and longstanding relationship, which has already yielded several successful projects and strong support for our public arts programs. This step further elevates our partnership to support our shared interest in advancing research and generating transformative knowledge for Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the world.”
Mansour Al Ketbi, Executive Director of Digital and Corporate Services at the Mubadala Foundation, representing Mubadala, highlighted their commitment to philanthropic initiatives and community-related endeavors. He stated, “Mubadala Foundation manages all philanthropic and community-related initiatives at Mubadala and partners with like-minded organizations to drive positive change in communities across the UAE and around the world.”
Potential areas of collaboration include student recruitment programs, local and global student internships, and a comprehensive Student Outreach Program aimed at engaging high school students in STEM fields and providing career guidance.