The Sharjah Institute for Heritage and the College of Communication at the University of Sharjah recently held a meeting at the Institute’s headquarters to discuss areas of cooperation and joint work, in accordance with the Joint Memorandum of Understanding signed between them, with the aim of strengthening the cultural collaboration and scientific exchange in areas related to the two sides’ area of competence, which resulted in many participations, artistic and cultural.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Muslim, chairman of the institute, met with Dr. Hiro Lugo Okando, Dean of the College, to discuss the importance of focusing on supporting graduation projects for its students, especially those who serve the heritage and the cultural aspect, and media projects supporting cultural heritage sites, research and heritage research.
Al-Musallam said: “We are always eager to weave the best relations with scientific and academic bodies and institutions, reaffirming the importance of cooperation and coordination to serve heritage, knowledge and culture. The meeting came to discuss the possibility of sign a collaboration agreement with the College of Communication at the University of Sharjah to confirm this approach, which we are working on in the light of full integration between the various practical, field, scientific and academic missions and programs. the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, and the owner and sponsor of the strategic cultural and heritage project that led the emirate to achieve a prestigious global position . “
Al-Musallam pointed out that “the agreement, once signed, will become a reality that we work on with our partners in the College of Communication, and we focus on supporting, encouraging and motivating graduate students to choose a range of topics in the legacy “a world rich in its various elements and components. Such an approach affirms the sustainability of the heritage and its transmission to generations through serious and discreet studies and research, which constitute a new addition for all lovers of heritage and knowledge.”
Dr. Hiro Lugo Okando, for his part, confirmed that the university and the department have an effective and continuous collaboration through the College of Fine Arts and Design. He said: “Through this agreement, we seek to improve and diversify ways of collaborating through the College of Communication, as we have discovered many opportunities for collaboration, such as connecting student projects with the department’s needs and its specific research projects on communication, promotion and cultural heritage. . “
He added: “On the communications and media side, we look forward to developing projects with our students and researchers in the fields of modern and advanced technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, as well as podcasts and videos that promote the department’s goals and projects.”