Masdar Institute and the Abu Dhabi Police have signed an agreement to collaborate in research and development to bring innovative systems and solutions to bear on police work in the emirate.
The three-year memorandum of understanding was signed by Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, and Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf Interim Provost at Masdar Institute.
Al Dhaheri said: “The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology reflects the commitment of both partners to strengthen cooperation in training and exploring the best ways to develop Abu Dhabi Police’s capabilities. In addition, it will sharpen our employees’ skills in research and development and help them adopt innovative solutions and systems, thus enabling Abu Dhabi Police to successfully carry out their duties and security mission in line with the best global standards.
Al Dhaheri added: “Our interest in smart systems and continuous research reflects the emphasis the Abu Dhabi Police General HQ places on prioritizing continuous improvement and development. This also demonstrates our keenness to learn about the latest developments in various sciences from the world of knowledge that may serve the employees of the police force and contribute to achieving the common goals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
Dr. Al Yousuf said: “Masdar Institute was established to support the needs of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, and as such we are pleased to partner with the Abu Dhabi Police to leverage our engineering expertise and facilities in the pursuit of our shared goals for the increased prosperity and welfare of the UAE. Our faculty and students look forward to learning from the Abu Dhabi Police as they share their own technical insights.”
As per the agreement, Masdar Institute and the Abu Dhabi Police will engage in joint research and development (R&D) in the pursuit of innovative solutions and systems of relevance to police work, participate in relevant conferences and exhibitions, organize courses and workshops on innovation and coordinate internships opportunities. The research undertaken through the agreement will also contribute to the traffic operations and safety in Abu Dhabi.
23 January 2017