UAEFA signs an Agreement with CIES and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi14 June, 2021
UAE Football Association signs an agreement with the International University Network (CIES) and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in the headquarters of the UAE Football Association in Dubai.
The signing was witnessed by HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi President of the UAE Football Association, Mr Pierre Cornu president the International University Network (CIES), and Professor Silvia Serrano vice chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi commented that it is “A huge jump for the football sector into building new relations in the educational sector”. He added “We aim to build new bridges of knowledge and development throughout our partners in supporting them to achieve the purpose of their programs. We will work hand in hand into uplifting the sports education programs and create new educational courses”.
The president concluded “The modern world requires joint forces into creating new methods of learning in order to ensure a secured future of knowledge for our youngsters.”
CIES President Pierre Cornu Said: “By signing this contract, CIES is happy to continue its cooperation with Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi which dates back to 2015. Our work has been fruitful as students from the university have won the FIFA/CIES University Network Award twice with innovative projects on sustainable development and e-Sport. Furthermore, we are pleased to collaborate with the UAE Football Association. Their support is essential to make our Programme an indispensable tool to train the sport and football managers of today and tomorrow.”
Professor Silvia Serrano vice chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi commented: “Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is committed to providing professionals with the necessary skillset and knowledge to succeed in the sports industry, an industry which plays a significant role in the culture and economy of the Middle East region. We aim to graduate individuals who can cope with the ever-changing challenges of the global sports industry, and I am confident that this fruitful cooperation with the UAE Football Association and CIES-FIFA will provide positive outcomes towards improving the calibers in the sports industry and in developing the industry as a whole.
The event was also witnessed by various number of media and reporters.