The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)’s President, Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Al Qasimi, Member of United Arab Emirates Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. This provides for AASTMT to establish a new university campus in Sharjah that will graduate students in the fields of maritime transport science and technology, international shipping logistics and international maritime law.
To enable a local branch of the Academy to be set up, the government of the Emirate of Sharjah has pledged to provide an appropriate plot of land in Khorfakkan and will also provide the necessary educational and administrative buildings, equipping them to international standards. AASTMT for its part will deliver the curricula, teaching materials and educational tools, as well as qualified academic, administrative and technical staff. The two sides have agreed that the first students will enroll in September 2019.