In line with its started strategic objective of expanding the network of partner universities worldwide, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading medical university in the Middle East region has entered into an agreement with Ajman University (AU), one of the region’s leading private universities. The MoU was signed between both the universities at the GMU campus on 27th May 2019, represented by Prof. Hossam Hamdy – Chancellor of GMU and Dr. Abdelkrim Seghir – Chancellor of AU.
The MoU aims to develop academic cooperation through student and faculty exchanges, joint scientific research, dual degree programs and exchanges of academic materials and publications in addition to professional internships and technical cooperation, between both the universities.
Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said that the collaboration between the universities would have a profound impact on the UAE and the region. “The partnership with Ajman University is the latest in our efforts towards realizing the vision to be a leading international academic healthcare institution. We are confident that this collaboration would benefit the education, healthcare and research sectors in the UAE and beyond, facilitating continuing professional development in these areas, in the long run.”
Dr. Abdelkrim Seghir said that both the Universities had a lot to gain and contribute, as part of the new partnership. About his visit to GMU and Thumbay Medicity, he said, “I am very impressed with the facilities here at GMU and Thumbay Medicity. I admire the passion with which the students and faculty here pursue academics and research. I am particularly impressed by the leadership and the vision behind GMU, driving the huge growth and development.”
GMU provides a number of collaborative programs with distinguished academic institutes and universities, such as the University of Arizona, University of Paris, Medical University of Lublin – Poland, Tokyo Medical and Dental University – Japan, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University – Italy, Sun Yat-Sen University – China, etc. This is part of the internationalization of GMU, offering its students the chance to learn and get training in the USA, Europe, China, Japan and France. GMU receives students from more than 80 countries as its reputation and image goes beyond the region.