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School-aged participants will have the opportunity to win scholarships to join UOWD when they graduate from high school.
Other degrees introduced by UOWD include its Master of International Business Degree, its Master of Strategic Marketing Degree, and its Master of Strategic Human Resource Management.
Joining the team from UOWD in the finals are 'Back in Time' -- a post-apocalyptic game created by a team from Tunisia, and a brain controlled robot which uses brain wave reading technology to help paralysed people to communicate created by a team from Palestine.
The MoU was signed by Prof Ghassan Aouad, the president of UOWD, and Dr Husam Sultan Al-Ulama, the director of the NRF at a recent ceremony held in the office of the National Research Foundation.
This research is funded by a research grant from UOWD.
Through Dell's virtual desktop infrastructure solution, academic information, such as e-books, lecture notes, and class schedules, that were once only available on desktops in UOWD's computer labs are now available to students and faculty anywhere on campus from any device at any time, UOWD representatives said.
During his career at UOWD, Professor Salem has overseen the expansion of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Engineering and IT, which have gained accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.
Dr Catherine Todd, Assistant Professor at UOWD and mentor of the student team that developed the software, said: 'When we turned on the Writing Module, in which a student can write a letter or word on the screen with their finger, the child squealed with absolute delight.
Along with the recent accreditation of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), the new course positions UOWD as a leading research and teaching university in the UAE.
The computer science students were supervised by UOWD professors Dr Mohammad Watfa and Dr Farahad Oroumchian.
Prakash Vel, associate professor and chartered marketer at UOWD, took part in a three-month project along with 100 other final year undergraduate students from UOWD's Faculty of Business.
The UOWD women's volleyball team won the title following a nail-biting final against Heriot Watt University, while Nikil Peter took gold in the 100m sprint.