The University of Manchester-Middle East Centre (the University) in Dubai has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a ‘Strategic Talent Partnership’ programme to help recruit, develop and retain talented professionals for Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), one of the region’s leading business consultancy and systems integrators for the aviation industry.
Under the new agreement, the university will enable access by DTP to its talent pool in the Middle East and to business education programmes, research and live client projects, skills needs and careers services, and professional networking opportunities offered by the university in the region. The university’s community of students and alumni in the Middle East will also benefit from the DTP collaboration and exposure to its expertise as well as potential career opportunities. The partnership will provide the opportunity for mutual support in cross-promoting activities and events.
DTP is a technology service provider and solution pioneer with a broad portfolio of solutions and services designed to support and empower the aviation industry. It has been working with leading aviation organisations such as Dubai Airports and Abu Dhabi Airports for the last 14 years, accumulating extensive experience in the aviation industry. It is part of Al Mansoori Group, which includes 10 other companies.
“We are excited to collaborate with The University of Manchester. It has a strong focus on research and business education. We believe this type of academic-industry partnership leads to innovative business solutions,” said Abdul Razzak Mikati, Managing Director of DTP. “At DTP, we focus on the development of our employees. With this programme, they will have a great opportunity to enhance their business skills and accelerate their careers. On the other hand, we can provide promising students, researchers and entrepreneurs industry-specific feedback and mentorship opportunities.”
Randa Bessiso, Director – Middle East, The University of Manchester, added: “We are delighted to announce this new Strategic Talent Partnership with DTP, which is an outstanding leader in its specialist field. Since opening the Middle East Centre in 2006, we have built a range of collaborations with leading corporates, business groups and professional bodies, all of which provide added value to the university experience for our students and alumni. This collaboration with DTP will help enrich our regional community and provide learning opportunities and benefits to DTP management and staff.”
The University of Manchester-Middle East Centre in Dubai Knowledge Park is the largest and fastest growing of the university’s network of six centres and has supported more than 2,300 Global MBA students in the Middle East – representing more than 50% of the university’s part-time MBA students worldwide. The university offers the two-year Manchester Global part-time MBA programme for working professionals in addition to a range of new executive education short courses and industry-led specialist Masters programmes – MSc Reliability Engineering and Asset Management and MSc International Healthcare Leadership.