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Canadian University Dubai, committed to the local community and the economic development of entrepreneurs, frequently carries out activities to benefit the local community, promote entrepreneurship in the city and country, in this way improve the quality of life of people, then Some activities carried out by CUD are shown:

In a major initiative announced today jointly between the Canadian University Dubai and ecommerce leader in the region,, students and local community in the city will have access to internships, lectures and mentoring from industry pioneers to nurture their entrepreneurial aspirations.

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CUD in collaboration with Christine Souffrant, founder of social Enterprise, conducted a free course for students, staff and the local community in which the participants learned to explore business opportunities that have a positive impact on their community, society or the world.

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Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has joined forces with leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to support the empowerment of students and local community through innovation in the context of the UAE’s move towards an information-based economy. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal their long-term commitment to the UAE’s younger generation at the International Conference on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICLIE), held recently in Dubai.

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The new corporate education partnership program will see the university collaborate with organizations in government and industry to provide dedicated value-added services that will help businesses to promote continuing professional development and employees to access quality higher education and job-related training opportunities. The initiative is set in the context of the UAE Vision 2021, the country’s strategic development plan launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It will contribute to one of the key pillars of the plan: building a competitive knowledge-driven economy, by developing the talents of the workforce to help drive innovation and entrepreneurship among workers in the local community.

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Mr. Rami Hajjar, serial entrepreneur and CEO of tech startup Hadzup, has given a lecture encouraging students and the local community to explore their entrepreneurial side during a recent seminar at the Canadian University of Dubai (CUD) where access was free.

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March 19th, 2019: In preparation for the Canadian University Dubai annual Career Fair on April 10th, the Career Services Department held a preparation day aimed at helping students get the most out of their interaction with employers. The event was organized by Ms. Naoise Lane, Career Services and Internship Coordinator, on behalf of the Department of Student Affairs.

The first part of the event was devoted to a review of student CVs and Ms. Naoise commended the students on their professional approach to their tasks.

The facilitator of the event was Yomna Selim, Success Executive at Oliv Recruitment and Account Management. Formerly InternsME, Oliv’s mission is to reduce MENA youth unemployment by facilitating career support; the organization has grown from an intern recruitment portal to supporting early careers – from internships, to volunteering, part-time jobs and graduate jobs.

Oliv has also used tech projects to enable UAE youth to match their skills with company needs and built internship programs for businesses to help them maximize their talent base.

Ms. Naoise and Ms.Yomna provided the students with advice on how to approach prospective employers, with recommendations including dressing to impress and creating a good impression; carrying out extensive research on target employers; developing a unique approach to the employer e.g. a video CV; and making sure to add the employer to their LinkedIn account to grow their networks.

As a result of the event, the students are now much better prepared to approach prospective employers with greater confidence.

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January 25th, 2017: Supporting the advancement of a competitive, knowledge-driven economy is top priority for The Brown Consulting Group and Canadian University Dubai (CUD) as the two organizations embark upon a partnership in the context of the UAE national strategic development plan, Vision 2021.

The new alliance will see CUD and Brown Consulting collaborate on the delivery of graduate and executive-level training in core business disciplines, to transfer key knowledge and skills to professionals and ultimately help them to make their organizations more efficient, productive and profitable.

The partnership has been developed to help support the Vision 2021 strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In particular, it aims to contribute to one of the plan’s key pillars – to build a competitive knowledge-driven economy, by developing the talents of the workforce.

Mohamad Saadeddine, CEO of Brown Consulting explained, “One of the most important aspects of developing a competitive economy is ensuring that all levels of the workforce have the relevant skills and understanding to perform effectively. At lot of the training on offer remains largely theoretical and it is sometimes difficult for learners to apply this to their own work context. However, the programs that we offer are based on real business scenarios, which instantly help trainees to understand the practices discussed and to translate them to their own organization and role.”

The partnership with CUD will allow students enrolled in the University’s MBA program to benefit from practical training workshops in areas such as finance and human resources. Courses will also be open to organizations, their employees and the wider public through CUD’s Corporate Training Services. Uniquely, the training is offered in both English and Arabic, supporting the Vision 2021 goal to develop the talent of both national and expat employees.

Formalizing the agreement between CUD and Brown Consulting, the two organization came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony witnessed by members of the business community, as well as CUD faculty and students. Signing on behalf of CUD, President and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Karim Chelli, said, “The University is committed to supporting the advancement of UAE society and we are delighted to enter into this partnership to provide a range of practical training solutions that will help to empower individuals, grow organizations, and contribute to a productive, competitive and diversified economy.”

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InfoFort, the leading information management solution provider, today announced its partnership agreement with the Canadian University Dubai (CUD) to train and provide job opportunities to students pursuing careers in information management and related fields.

Through this partnership, the students will receive hands-on training that focuses on developing their technical and business skills, mentorship from InfoFort’s senior executives, as well as an opportunity to enter the company’s internship programme.

As part of this agreement, InfoFort and CUD will collaborate in applied research projects to help students advance their skills and knowledge in their chosen area of specialization.

Professor Karim Chelli, President and Vice Chancellor of the University thanked Dr. Wided Dafri for piloting this initiative, having initially brought her students to InfoFort on a field trip.

As part of CUD’s efforts to reach out to the business community he cited this initiative as a crucial element in developing our students for the world of work and embedding them with all the knowledge needed to process digital information, quickly, efficiently and safely.

He expressed the hope that the agreement with InfoFort would bring great benefit to both parties and hoped the technology InfoFort brought to the field of digital storage could be used to improve the University’s internal archiving systems

This initiative reflects InfoFort’s competence as a knowledgeable and highly capable organization in the realm of technology and serves as a stepping stone for young graduates who are eager to pursue a career in this field.

Commenting on the newly formed partnership, Abed Shaheen, CEO of InfoFort, said “This initiative goes far beyond a usual business agreement. We are thrilled to nurture the youth’s interest in technology and are devoted to applying our expertise in enlightening future generations. Inspiring the youth and fostering a strong talent pool is at the heart of what we do as a knowledge-based company.”

Established in 2006, CUD delivers high-quality undergraduate, graduate, continuing and corporate education in the UAE and provides a gateway for students to pursue higher education opportunities in Canada. It offers 30+ majors across multiple faculties and was ranked among the top 5% of universities in the Arab Region by the QS World University Rankings.

InfoFort began its operations in the UAE in 1997 and today is the leading Information Management Solution provider assisting more than 2,000 organizations in 25 cities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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