Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, Abu Dhabi University partner for research projects
Dr. Terry Motiuk, vice chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, said the partnership is particularly noteworthy as it will provide new opportunities for students, researchers and ADU faculty, largely for the civil engineering and architecture departments within the College of Engineering.
“Our engineering students will definitely benefit immensely from the opportunity to learn from experts and engineers applying their vast expertise in various and complex projects that the ADHA undertakes,” Motiuk said. “Through this MOU, our faculty and researchers will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and theories while working firsthand with field engineers on developing research that is set to boost the housing sector of the nations’ capital. Our students and ADHA staff will also have the advantage of participating in the practical and field training opportunities, in addition to participating in conferences and scientific symposia. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of this cooperation between Abu Dhabi University and Abu Dhabi Housing Authority is its focus on developing field studies, and implementing scientific solutions and innovative proposals that will improve the housing sector in line with the values, customs and traditions of the United Arab Emirates.”
The MoU details that both the university and housing authority will work together to create and implement scientific conferences, seminars, training course and workshops that work toward fulfilling common goals. In addition, the two entities will partner to develop surveys regarding the housing industry in terms of the building materials sector, construction, sustainability and environmental preservation, and planning new cities.
Additionally, both parties will collaborate in developing surveys related to the housing sector such as: planning new cities, the building materials industry and construction while taking into account standards of sustainability and preservation of the environment.