Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai to provide scientific consultations and advancement of professional development for its employees.
As per the MoU, the RIT Dubai will also offer practical and academic training for students in relevant fields of expertise to the authority.
"This is part of the RTA’s endeavour to co-operate with universities in the UAE in line with its vision and policies, especially as the RTA avails employee academic programmes relevant to those offered by universities in the UAE," remarked Nasir Bu Shehab, the CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance at RTA, after signing the deal with Dr Yousef Al Assaf, the president of RIT Dubai.
"Co-operation between the two parties will cover forums, conferences and research related to the RTA’s business such as the artificial intelligence, envisioning the future, big data, sustainability, innovation, customer happiness, and investment prospects among others," he stated.
Dr Al Assaf, expressing delight at the co-operation with the RTA, said: "The RTA’s achievements in roads and transportation make us proud to partner with it in the academic field. Its impressive record in infrastructure development has contributed in elevating the profile of Dubai on the global competitiveness map."
"Co-operation with the RTA in the field of roads and transportation also covers many aspects that serve the university’s students in the future," stated the top official.
"Under the MoU, the RIT is committed to admitting the RTA’s nominees for Bachelor’s, Master’s and Executive Management Programmes. It will also allow the RTA staff access to the RIT’s laboratories to conduct research projects, and engage with the academic and research board in developing solutions for any challenges encountered by the RTA," he added.-TradeArabia News Service