The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – Dubai to provide scientific consultations and advancement professional development for RTA employees. In addition to practical and academic training for students in relevant fields of expertise to RTA.
Nasir Bu Shehab, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance, RTA and Dr Yousef Al-Assaf, President of RIT Dubai, signed the MoU at RTA Head Office.
“The MoU is part of RTA endeavors to cooperate with universities in the UAE in line with its vision and policies, especially as RTA avails employees academic programs relevant to those offered by universities in the UAE,” said Bu Shehab.
“Cooperation between the two parties will cover forums, conferences and research related to RTA’s business such as the artificial intelligence, envisioning the future, big data, sustainability, innovation, customers happiness, and investment prospects among others,” added Bu Shehab.
Dr Yousef Al-Assaf was delighted for cooperation with the RTA, one of the biggest entities at the local, regional and international levels. “RTA’s achievements in roads and transportation make us proud to partner with it in academic field. Its impressive record in infrastructure development has contributed in elevating the profile of Dubai on the global competitiveness map.
“Cooperation with the RTA in the field of roads and transportation also covers many aspects that serve the university students in the future. Under the MoU, the RIT is committed to admitting RTA nominees for Bachelor, Master and Executive Management Programmes. It will also allow RTA’s staff access to RIT’s labs to carry out any research projects, and engage with the academic and research board in developing solutions for any challenges encountered by the RTA,” concluded Al-Assaf.