Middlesex University Dubai and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (Middle East) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of working towards the advancement of the field of information technology in the UAE. Both organisations have agreed in principle to support one another under various initiatives. These include development and support of the computing programmes and students within the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, organising and hosting academic events, promoting professional and ethical practice among students and to explore avenues for collaboration.
“Middlesex University Dubai is pleased to be working with BCS as part of its endeavour to bridge the skills gap by enabling our students to be industry ready whilst providing them with opportunities for professional growth”, said Dr Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Middlesex University DUbai.
Eng. Adel Alkaff Al Hashmi, Founder & Chairman of BCS, said “we are pleased with our partnership with Middlesex University Dubai through signing the MoU today. As part of this collaboration, we look forward to promoting IT professionalism, BCS membership for both students and faculty, as well as hosting joint events addressing emerging topics in IT”.
The MoU signing ceremony took place on 4 December 2016 at the University, and was attended by University officials and members of the BCS ME committee.
BCS is a leading professional body for those working in IT, with a worldwide membership of over 70,000 members in 100 countries. THE BCS objectives are to promote the study and application of communications technology and computing technology and to advance knowledge of education in IT for the benefit of professional practitioners and the general public. It was founded in 1957 as the British Computer Society and is the only professional body in the United Kingdom with the ability to grant chartered status to IT professionals.