Friday, 12 February 2010
The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), part of the Department of Engineering, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a programme in support of economic, industrial and social development in the Middle East through research into management, policy and innovation. The initiative has been developed in cooperation with Sheikh Dr Khalid Al Khalifa, President and Founder of the University College of Bahrain (UCB).
UCB has also today signed an agreement with IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) to establish a programme of work, including consultancy, education and events, such as short courses, to assist firms and governments across the Middle East. The MoU was signed by Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Head of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, and Sheikh Dr Khalid Al Khalifia, President and Founder of UCB in the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa. Sheikh Dr Khalid Al Khalifia, President and Founder of UCB said “I am delighted to announce this collaboration with Cambridge University.
The University is world renowned for its development of ideas and world-leading research and we are very pleased to be working with it.” Professor Dame Ann Dowling said: “The University of Cambridge is looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with UCB. This illustrates the emphasis the university places on international collaboration.”
Professor Mike Gregory, Head, Institute for Manufacturing, said “The initiatives represent an exciting opportunity to focus the IfM’s multi-disciplinary expertise in management, policy and technology research to support the growth and development of this very important region.” Peter Templeton, Chief Executive, IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd said “This endeavour draws upon our expertise in applying the IfM’s research and education outputs to work with governments and industry to support wealth generation in the region. I am certain this collaboration will create further exciting opportunities for us all in the years ahead.”
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