AUS and Hitachi Energy: Fostering talent, driving innovation in sustainable energy

harjah, UAE, July 1, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) has
recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Hitachi Energy under the
framework of the AUS College of Engineering’s (CEN) Al Nukhba Program
to provide students with hands-on experience, practical skills and
real-world exposure for a journey of discovery and innovation.

The AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Program establishes industry partnership
collaborations in the areas of research, development, training programs,
internships, exchange of information and personnel, joint supervision of
students’ capstone projects and field trip visits.

Through this partnership, Hitachi Energy will offer internships and
training to AUS students, providing them with valuable hands-on
experience and mentorship opportunities in sustainable energy solutions.

“Through this partnership, we are strategically aligning academia with
industry, equipping our students with the experiential knowledge and
strategic insights needed to pioneer sustainable solutions in the energy
landscape, resonating with AUS and UAE’s sustainability vision. This
empowers our students to become impactful leaders in this area, making
meaningful contributions locally and globally,” said Dr. Fadi Aloul,
Dean of CEN.

The agreement also includes joint supervision of graduation and research
projects, enabling students to tackle real-world challenges under the
guidance of experts from AUS and Hitachi Energy. Field trips will also
be organized to provide direct exposure to real-world applications and
operations within the energy sector.

Additionally, AUS and Hitachi Energy will undertake joint research,
projects and development initiatives to explore innovative solutions
addressing emerging needs in the energy sector.

“At Hitachi Energy, we believe in collaborating with customers,
partners and other key stakeholders to enable a sustainable energy
future for our generations and those to come. Through this
collaboration, we are all set to share our expertise and knowledge with
the students of AUS to enable our purpose of advancing a sustainable
energy future for all,” said Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director
Gulf and Maghreb at Hitachi Energy.

The AUS College of Engineering is a leader in engineering education in
the region. Within the UAE, AUS ranked among the top three universities,
coming second in employer reputation and employment outcomes, and third
in citations per faculty, international faculty and sustainability,
according to the QS World Rankings 2025.

To learn more about the distinctive offerings of the AUS College of
Engineering, visit

About AUS

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness
Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council
of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan
articulated his vision of a distinctive institution against the backdrop
of Islamic history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of
contemporary society in the UAE and the Gulf region.

Firmly grounded in principles of meritocracy and with a strong
reputation for academic excellence, AUS has come to represent the very
best in teaching and research, accredited internationally and recognized
by employers the world over for creating graduates equipped with the
knowledge, skills and drive to lead in the 21st century.

AUS values learners not driven only by academic success, but by those
that embrace our dynamic campus life and embody our ideals of openness,
tolerance and respect. This combination of academic excellence and
community spirit ensures AUS is filled with world-class faculty and
students, poised to become the innovators, thinkers, contributors and
leaders of tomorrow.

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