By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) today signed a memorandum of understanding with Camfil, a global leader within the air filtration industry.
A delegation from Camfil, consisting of Mr Rahul Uppal, Managing Director, Dr Nodirjon Rasulov and Dr Madina Khodzhaeva, visited the university, meeting with AURAK president, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and representatives from the institution’s School of Engineering.
The two parties discussed incorporating Camfil’s air filtration systems into new and existing AURAK buildings, as well as the possibility of future cooperation in terms of research. Camfil also expressed a willingness to offer AURAK students internship and work experience opportunities.
Commenting on the new relationship, Camfil’s Mr Rahul Uppal stated, “There is no doubt that AURAK is one of the leading universities for promoting sustainability within the region, which is why we are delighted to sign this MoU and hope for further fruitful cooperation. The importance of breathing clean air cannot be highlighted enough, especially in a region where climatic conditions are harsh. As part of our CamfilCairing policy we support sustainability in UAE.”
Professor Al Alkim, AURAK president, added, “We are delighted with this partnership. We are entering a new era in which environmental awareness and the need for sustainability is at the forefront of people’s minds. AURAK is committed to sustainable development and we want our students, staff and faculty to benefit from a safe, green environment, and to learn from Camfil’s expertise in this area.”
Earlier this year, Camfil delivered a four-day workshop at AURAK, titled ‘Indoor Air Quality and its Health Effects’, in which they explained the importance of indoor air quality and how their filtration systems can positively impact health. At the conclusion of the workshop, one lucky was student was offered an internship position at the firm.
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