Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Humanities, National Library and Archives sign MoU
Abu Dhabi: The Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Humanities and the National Library and Archives have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cultural cooperation and facilitate the exchange of expertise and experiences between the two parties . The terms of the agreement define the framework and mechanisms for cooperation and the role of each party in their implementation on the ground.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al Dhaheri, Chancellor of Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Humanities, and His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Acting Director General of the National Library and Archives.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the two parties have undertaken to prepare studies and research in areas of common interest, to publish articles and research in their journals and publications, to set up cultural activities and scientific and community service projects, as well as to launch awareness and media initiatives that will lead to strengthening national identity and instilling the habit of reading in community members.
In addition, the MoU stipulates that employees of both parties will carry out practical exercises to improve coordination and exchange educational, electronic or other resources and databases, including publications, books, journals and research to create a unified index of scientific and academic references. to allow easy access for benefit from both sides.
In addition, the MoU paves the way for cooperation in the field of logistics and human and technical resources, including the sharing of resources and facilities such as libraries, technical centers and rooms to put implementing programs, activities and events, covering education, training as well as other areas of cooperation that will be jointly agreed upon and mutually beneficial to both parties.
His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al Dhaheri emphasized that the signing of the MoU will strengthen the ties between the two parties and enable them to provide a platform that will empower the community in general as well as researchers and scholars in particular, to benefit from the vast resources and expertise that will be made available to the public through the partnership.
Al Dhaheri added: “It is a privilege for us at the university to be in partnership with the National Library and Archives, which is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the United Arab Emirates and the largest documentary center of the Gulf region. We are delighted to have a strategic partner who is as committed as we are to ensuring that the terms of the agreement are respected to strengthen cultural cooperation as well as academic and scientific research in the country.
For his part, His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ali affirmed that the MoU with Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Human Sciences establishes a new phase of cultural cooperation between the two parties and is a progressive step towards strengthening partnerships between the two parts. “The university is moving at a steady pace towards global leadership in the humanities as well as the social and philosophical sciences, so the signing of this agreement aims to support the noble aspiration of the university. It will also add a new dimension to the level of cooperation between the two sides to raise the standards of scientific and academic research and study in the country,” he added.
Al Ali noted that the two sides have already collaborated in the fields of publishing book reviews as well as introducing magazines and journals from prestigious international publishing houses. “This agreement will build on this existing relationship and increase our efforts to develop new cultural and academic initiatives that will not only benefit both parties, but also the UAE.”