Partnership Between Monash University and Rabdan Academy to Support Research and Educational Initiatives


Rabdan Academy and Australia’s Monash University have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in research and education. The partnership aims to enhance cooperation on research topics of mutual interest and facilitate the exchange of educational materials, expertise, and experiences. Rabdan Academy, a government-owned institution specializing in Safety, Security, Defence, Emergency Preparedness, and Crisis Management (SSDEC), intends to leverage Monash University’s global reputation and expertise to achieve educational excellence for its students, faculty, and researchers.

The MoU envisions various joint initiatives, including faculty and student exchange programs, as well as the development of collaborative projects. This partnership aligns with Rabdan Academy’s Vision 2025, which aims to position it as a leading educational, training, and research institution in its specialized domains.

H.E. Salem Saeed Al Saeedi, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, highlighted the significance of collaborating with a renowned institution like Monash University, known for its research-intensive approach and global rankings. Professor Sharon Pickering, Acting Provost and Senior Vice-President of Monash University welcomed the collaboration and its potential for fruitful cooperation.

Through this strategic partnership, both institutions seek to contribute to the advancement of education and research in areas critical to global safety and security. As the collaboration unfolds, specialized teams from both institutions will work together to implement joint initiatives and projects outlined in the MoU.

Rabdan Academy’s commitment to fostering partnerships aligns with its unique approach to delivering education in the SSDEC domain. This collaboration with Monash University is set to enrich the learning experiences of students, contribute to research advancements, and promote international cooperation in these crucial fields.

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