Educational Collaboration Builds Emirates’ Future


Pictured L-R: Dr. Björn Kjerfve (Chancellor of American University of Sharjah) and Gary Adams (Parsons MEA President).

PASADENA, CA (April 7, 2018) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with American University of Sharjah (AUS) in an educational collaboration to prepare students for careers driven by rapidly advancing technology. Through the Industrial Liaison Program, Parsons and AUS will conduct joint research activities and educational opportunities that support creativity, innovation, and the use of advanced technology.

“By integrating technology solutions from project conception through completion, Parsons maximizes customers’ investments through benefits such as design and operational efficiency and security,” said Gary Adams, Parsons Group President. “It’s exciting to incorporate new applications of current technology while constantly challenging ourselves to innovate.”

“As part of the next phase of its development, American University of Sharjah is committed to becoming one of the premier research universities in the region. This collaboration with Parsons is a step in that direction as it will help provide our students with real-world insight and exposure to the use of advanced technologies,” said Dr. BjÖrn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS.

Parsons has been working in the Middle East Africa region for more than 60 years, and in the UAE for 40 years, and has offices in all the GCC member countries. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing work in the region includes buildings, residential communities, mixed-use developments, airports, highways, bridges, rail and transit, ports, water infrastructure, and oil and gas projects.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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