The UAE National Guard Command and Rabdan Academy (Abu Dhabi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen joint cooperation in the academic, research and training fields related to safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness and crisis management domain.
The signing took place at the National Guard Command and was witnessed by H.E. Staff Major General/ Salem Saeed Ghafan Al Jaberi, Commander of the National Guard, and H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, along with representatives from both parties.
H.E. Staff Major General/ Salem Saeed Ghafan Al Jaberi, Commander of the National Guard, stated that the signing of the memorandum aligns with ongoing endeavours to enhance and advance professional academic qualifications, training, and scientific collaboration, aiming to realize strategic objectives and aspirations.
H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, expressed his enthusiasm for collaborating closely with the National Guard Command to maximize the benefits of this significant strategic partnership. He emphasized the importance of promoting joint academic and research cooperation and producing outcomes that align with their future aspirations and desired goals.
This agreement will facilitate the development of a joint training framework that promotes the exchange of experiences, technologies, and services for qualifying individuals and institutions in accordance with international best practices and standards. Additionally, it will lead to the creation of specialized academic and professional programs in defence, security, business continuity, emergency management, and other relevant fields.
Furthermore, this collaboration will encourage the exchange of expertise and experiences in academia, research, and training. It will contribute to the development of academic and professional programs, joint research projects, as well as the provision of technical and advisory services and the exchange of relevant information.
Overall, this strategic agreement will serve as a comprehensive framework to leverage the capabilities and expertise of both parties in the field of qualification and training.
Since its establishment in 2013, Rabdan Academy has aimed to provide an exceptional experience for its students by adopting a dual learning approach, combining academic and vocational aspects, within an interactive learning environment in the Safety, Security, Defence, Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management Sectors, James Morse stated on the Academy’s website.
Rabdan Academy’s Vision 2025 sets an ambitious target and establishes clear milestones towards its strategic aspiration to be a World-Class Education, Training and Research institution that provides world-leading higher education, training, research and advice to individuals and organisations.
Rabdan Academy effectively contributes to the UAE development and modernisation process by training and qualifying a specialised national cadre to enable a better future. With that in mind, the Academy collaboratively works with a number of strategic partners within the safety, security and defence fields.
The Academy has also established a number of partnerships and cooperative agreements with world-leading academic and research institutions to encourage joint efforts in developing unique training programs that contribute to producing highly trained professionals at the national and international levels.
Rabdan Academy offers a variety of academic programs and vocational courses, aligned with the world’s best-known standards and practices, including Business Continuity Management, Integrated Emergency Management, Policing & Security, Intelligence Analysis, Homeland Security, Crime Scene, Policing & Security Leadership, and Defence & Security.
In addition to Emirati students, international students are also made welcome on the Academy’s various programs and courses.
Rabdan Academy has full academic licensure and accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education, and it applies Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT), reflecting the best global practices in this regard.