Wednesday, 27th September, 2017: In line with its continued commitment to support its academic research in different fields, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi signed today an agreement of partnership with ABB, a global pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids. Prof. Eric Fouache, Vice Chancellor at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Mr. Pierre Leretz, Regional President IA Div at ABB and Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director at ABB in the UAE, signed this agreement on the university’s campus in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.


Within the framework of this partnership, ABB joins the companions of enlightenment of Paris- Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi that support the university’s research in the fields of history, geography, archeology, history of art, philosophy, sciences and languages. This partnership aims at developing the university’s research activities and programmes as well as enhancing the student’s academic development to prepare them for their professional careers. This is to be achieved through the annual career event the university organizes and student’s internship opportunities at ABB.


Prof. Fouache, Vice Chancellor at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, said: “Academic Research is crucial at our university as it creates knowledge and expands research in different fields through using various methodologies and theoretical approaches. It also reinforces the university’s international exposure and its position as a prestigious cultural institution. Accordingly, we are proud to welcome ABB as one of our companions of enlightenment especially that they share the same research interest as our university through their Research Grant Programme and also embody technological excellence at a time where we are opening up to sciences. We are looking forward to this successful partnership that will definitely endorse our common objectives.”


Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director, ABB said: “We are very pleased to join the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi as a companion of enlightenment as ABB is first and foremost a technology company, and every year we devote more than $1.5 billion to various research and development activities globally. We maintain seven corporate research centers, employ 8,000 scientists and support 70 university collaborations around the world. We are very proud to establish a collaboration in the UAE, where universities are furthering the cause of sciences. Our investment in the UAE has always had a long-term outlook, and we hope such collaborations will strengthen ABB as a preferred employer amongst the young, bright minds of the country.”


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About Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi


Paris-Sorbonne University was established in May 2006, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, and under the Abu Dhabi Education Council ADEC.


Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is an Emirati university that benefits from the 760 years of experience of the prestigious Sorbonne, with a state-of-the-art campus located on Al-Reem Island that combines comfort with the efficiency of new technologies. The methodology, education and degrees are French and issued by Paris-Sorbonne in the field of humanities; by Paris-Descartes for law, management and economics; and by Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in the sciences.


Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is immensely proud to continue a remarkable heritage of Academic excellence that has been nurtured since the 12th century, and the same pursuit of perfection that has made our parent institution in Paris one of the world’s most prestigious beacons of enlightenment.


At present, more than 900 students from over 75 countries are enrolled in Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. We give our students the excellent standards of a Parisian education, offering a degree direct from the universities in Paris at our unique and thrilling location within the Arab world and its new cultural hub, Abu Dhabi. This is the very best of both worlds, and we ensure that we are always elevating students to the forefronts of their dream careers.


About ABB


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.