Collaboration agreement renewal with the Goethe-Institut

9 September, 2021

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi signed the renewal of the collaboration agreement with the Goethe-Institut in Abu Dhabi, during a meeting that was held at the university’s campus and in the presence of Prof Silvia Serrano, Vice-Chancellor, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, and Mr Fareed Majari, Director of Goethe-Institut Gulf Region.

The initial cooperation between the Goethe-Institut and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi dates back to 2008, whereby the institute provides Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi with highly experienced lecturers that teach German language classes to students at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. German language is an optional subject offered within the curricula of various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

Moreover, this cooperation aims to provide students with a strong foundation and the necessary skills in German language as well as giving them an overview on German culture through attending various cultural activities organised by the Goethe-Institut. This cooperation comes in line with the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi continuous efforts in enriching student experience and providing students with the most important linguistic and cultural skills alike.

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi always emphasizes on the importance of languages and how this can be as a competitive advantage in the job market and is always keen on supporting students in succeeding both academically and professionally. Moreover, learning the German language provides students with options to pursue their future academic studies in Germany.

Prof Silvia Serrano commented: “We are pleased to pursue this fruitful collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, and we appreciate the Institute’s contribution in developing students’ language skills as well as broadening their horizon. Learning a new language provides students with the skills to compete globally, as well as greater access to diverse cultures and the freedom to explore new career options.”

Mr Fareed Majari, Director of Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, commented: “A strong and proven partnership has always connected us with the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi. Their German language courses are excellent and we are very happy to continue this wonderful cooperation.”