Dubai Campus signs agreement with leading pumps producer



Dr. Amer Mokbel, Managing Director, Wilo Middle East FZE, and Professor Ammar Kaka, Head of Dubai Campus and Executive Dean

An agreement which will give students at Heriot-Watt’s Dubai Campus practical laboratory experience, industry links and internships has been signed between the University and WILO Middle East FZE, a premium, global supplier in building services and water management.

Partnerships with commercial leaders in a wide range of fields have helped Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus to differentiate itself and its students.
Professor Ammar Kaka

The MoU will see the supply and installation of WILO pumps in the Fluid Mechanics section of the Heriot-Watt Mechanical Engineering Laboratory - which will be known as the dedicated WILO Pump Laboratory.

The laboratory will give students the opportunity of getting practical training on various pumps that have been proven to be pioneering innovations in the water management industry. Additionally, the agreement will see WILO sponsor student competitions in the coming year, in which a paid internship at the company will be the first prize.

Internships, workshops, seminars

The agreement also ensures that students will visit WILO’s site in Dubai, as well as its primary customers in the United Arab Emirates, experts from the company will run technical educational sessions and workshops for students of the University, and WILO will also provide a variety of other internships in fields such as Mechanical Engineering, Marketing and Accounting.

Students will also be invited to participate in seminars and exhibitions in which the company is participating and WILO will also sponsor a Mechanical Engineering student to study at their academy in Germany.

Professor Ammar Kaka, Head of Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus, said, “Partnerships with commercial leaders in a wide range of fields have helped Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus to differentiate itself and its students. With Heriot-Watt University’s heritage in engineering, technology and innovation, we hope to develop a new, multicultural generation of engineering experts and it is thanks to the forward thinking of organisations such as WILO that we can help to shape sustainable and skilled economies.”

Dr. Amer Mokbel, Managing Director Wilo Middle East FZE, said, “At WILO, one of our five core values is ‘sustainable and responsible’ and key to this is ensuring that resources are preserved for the future and that our children will have the same opportunities tomorrow that we have today. Over the past 140 years that we have been operating worldwide, we have had the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most innovative engineers in the world. I believe it is our duty to give back to the community and ensure that this tradition continues.”