The University of Sharjah has signed a partnership agreement with Bonuz, a UAE-based Web3 Social Engagement Platform based on blockchain technology. The aim of the partnership is collaboration in training students from College of Computing and Informatics at University of Sharjah on the state-of-the-art skills and knowledge in Blockchain, Web 3.0 and Metaverse.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Abbes Amira, Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics, and Matthias Mende, Founder and CEO of Bonuz, with attendance of Dr. Mohamed Al Hemairy, Head of Technology Transfer Office, and Dr. Manar Abu Talib, Chair of Research Outreach Department. Attendees from Bonuz were Matthias Mende, Founder and CEO, Oliver Molnar, Chief Technology Officer, and Rabia Celik, Executive Assistant and Head of Operations.
Prof. Amira stressed the importance of this collaboration in strengthening the relationship between the university and the industry while providing our students during their internship and before graduation an extraordinary experience on the most recent technologies such as the Blockchain, Metaverse, and the NFTs. Bonuz has already offered internship opportunities to four students, in which they successfully worked on the development of various Metaverse experiences, as well as web interfaces".
For his part, Matthias Mende said: “We are excited and honored to partner with Sharjah University and look forward to a long-term collaboration with regards to educating young talents on blockchain-related topics."
Dr. Mohamed Al Hemairy added: “The UAE market is inquiring the highest skilled manpower and technology specialist that can partake in the rapid development of UAE economy. Thus, it's the top priority of the universities to equip their students with the most needed know-how and experiences that the market is expecting. This will increase the employability of University of Sharjah students once they graduate. According to the agreement, Bonuz will work closely with the UOS to provide hands-on internship opportunities to cover the increasing demand for skilled graduates in Web3, blockchain, and the metaverse in UAE and worldwide".
For her part, Dr. Manar Abu Taleb, added: “The College of Computing and Informatics is so keen to offer the best internship experience to our students from the industry to gain knowledge on solving real-life and practical problems. This will complement their academic and research education at the university and make them ready to join the marketplace. The feedback from the students with Bonuz was excellent and the students were introduced to the Web 3.0 tools and received their first internship certificates as an NFT (non-fungible token) which represent a proof of ownership lasting forever in the Blockchain records".