Middlesex University Dubai and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – Middle East section have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of working towards the advancement of the field of Information technology in the UAE. Both organizations have agreed in principle to support one another under many initiatives. These include development and support of the computing programmes and students under the department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, organizing and hosting academic events, promote professional and ethical practice among students in the field of IT and explore other avenues for collaboration.
“Middlesex University Dubai is pleased to working with BCS to as part of its endeavor to bridge the skills gap in enabling our students to be industry ready and provide our students opportunities for professional growth.” said Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, Director of Middlesex University Dubai.
"Eng. Adel Alkaff Al Hashmi, Founder & Chairman, The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) ME Section, highlighted : "We are pleased with our partnership with Middlesex University in Dubai through signing the MoU today. As part of this collaboration, we look forward in 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 December 04, 2016 at the Middlesex University Dubai Campus and was attended by officials from University and 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 ICT 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.