American University of Sharjah collaborates with Starlink

American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) College of Engineering (CEN) and Starlink have officially entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which operates within the AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (elite) Program framework. Among its provisions, Starlink pledges to offer annual internships to AUS students, enriching their educational journey with practical experience integral to their graduation requirements. Both parties will jointly supervise selected capstone and research projects, leveraging their expertise to steer students towards impactful research outcomes. 

The agreement also calls for both parties to embark on joint research and development initiatives and to share knowledge in critical areas of expertise deemed beneficial to AUS students, facilitating the exchange of insights and best practices.  

Recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion, Starlink also pledges to mentor female AUS engineering students annually, supporting their academic and professional development. 

“Our partnership with Starlink reflects our dedication to fostering a dynamic learning environment where students are empowered to excel in the ever-evolving landscape of IT security. Starlink, founded in the UAE by two young entrepreneurs and now reaching global prominence, sets a remarkable example of innovation and entrepreneurship. Together, we’re shaping technology’s future and fostering a culture of excellence, empowering students with the skills to innovate and lead, inspired by Starlink’s journey,” said Dr. Fadi Aloul, Dean of CEN.

Mahmoud Nimer, President of Starlink, commented: “Nurturing young talents has been an integral part of Starlink’s talent acquisition initiative. Our objective is to furnish them with the most conducive environment to embark on their career path, with hands-on experience and skills development from the Starlink mentors who are industry experts.  Partnering with CEN at AUS will enable us to leverage their talent pool and benefit from new perspectives.  This is an opportunity for us to jointly enhance the overall educational experience with a seamless integration of academic and experiential learning.”