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UOWD signs MoU with EIB

Thursday, 30 September, 2010

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) on Thursday, 30 September at UOWD in Dubai Knowledge Village. Professor Rob Whelan, President, signed on behalf of UOWD while Mr. Omar Al Gaizi, Head of Human Resources signed on behalf of EIB.

The MoU covers cooperation and collaboration between the two parties, particularly in the area of Islamic Banking. It also provides preferential educational opportunities at UOWD for EIB staff and their families.

The MoU is timely, given UOWD's recent introduction of the Certificates in Fundamentals of Islamic Banking & Finance, and Islamic Commercial and Investment Banking, in addition to the Professional Certificate in Banking Risk Management.

UOWD academics teaching in these programs, Dr. Jawahitha Sarabdeen, Dr. Naeem Muhammad and Mr. Ali Saedvandi also attended the signing ceremony.