ACK has signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the Engineers Australia Association (EA). The Partnering Agreement consents ACK to become EA’s Primary Partner in the Middle East and North African countries as well as Cyprus and Turkey. The signing ceremony was held at ACK in the presence of Mr. Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Chairman of ACK, Prof. Isam Zabalawi, President of ACK as well as Mr. John McIntosh, Engineers Australia National President.
Dr. Mohamed Gaith – Associate Dean of the School of Engineering at ACK, stated: “The Partnering Agreement is a first step in establishing Engineers Australia overseas chapters in Kuwait and other countries in the region. ACK and EA will work collaboratively towards joint community and government engagement initiatives to raise quality and perception of engineering in the Middle East. This includes conferences, hosting of renowned international speakers, online professional development, as well as online and digital presence in the region. Dr. Gaith emphasized that this Partnering Agreement is very crucial to ACK as it will not only serve professional engineers in the region, but will also act as a catalyst for professional development of ACK’s engineering students and faculty.”