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ABB offers engineering scholarship to UAE students

ABB and Swedish Trade Council offer scholarships at Swedish university

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Bruno Beijer, Swedish Ambassador to the UAE and Frank Duggan, ABB's Region Manager for India, Middle East and Africa at the launch event held in ABB's
Bruno Beijer, Swedish Ambassador to the UAE and Frank Duggan, ABB's Region Manager for India, Middle East and Africa at the launch event held in ABB's

ABB has joined forces with the Swedish Trade Council to offer talented Emirati graduates scholarships to cater to the growing demand for Emirati engineers in the United Arab Emirates.

As part of the new program, ABB will sponsor every year two promising UAE national students - pursuing a degree in engineering - to complete a Masters degree in electrical engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm – one of the largest and most prestigious technical universities in Sweden.

The first batch of students will commence the graduate program in September 2011. The scholarship will cover all expenses including accommodation, transportation, allowances, medical insurance and books. Students will also receive hands-on training at ABB’s facilities in Sweden.

“This scholarship program will give aspiring UAE engineers a unique opportunity to develop their engineering skills and industry knowledge in a completely new environment,” says Jana Vasickova, Human Resources manager for ABB in the UAE. “In the UAE there is a huge demand for qualified Emirati engineers in all industry sectors and this program will help ensure promising students have the skills and experience needed to succeed in the industry and contribute to the country’s growth in the long run.”

This is the second time that the Swedish Trade Council (STC) is working with ABB on a scholarship program in the Middle East aimed at promoting local engineering talent.
 

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