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UPS and AUS join forces to support future entrepreneurs in the UAE


Sharjah, UAE, June 9, 2020 Global logistics leader UPS (NYSE: UPS) and the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity building and knowledge sharing initiatives that support the future careers of female AUS students and alumni in the fields of entrepreneurship, supply chain management, e-commerce, customs, and global trade. The agreement, which is in line with the government’s vision to build a competitive knowledge economy, was signed by Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President of Growth and Emerging Markets, and Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, during a special virtual signing ceremony, owing to the ongoing pandemic.

“Empowering the younger generation and especially supporting the female entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is a goal we share with the American University of Sharjah,” said Jean-Francois Condamine. “Through this partnership, UPS reaffirms its commitment to providing students and alumni with the guidance and the tools needed to advance their careers in logistics, entrepreneurship and supply chain management. This collaboration is another step in that direction and we look forward to empowering young talent by providing a platform for their growth and success.”

The partnership aims to place the university’s students and alumni in internships and career opportunities with UPS. In addition, it will also provide AUS faculty, students and alumni an opportunity to engage with the UPS Sustainability Program and UPS’s role as the Official Logistics Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.

“AUS is committed to expanding career and professional development opportunities for students and alumni,” said Professor Mitchell. “The collaboration with UPS will allow access to the knowledge, skills and experience of an industry leader.”



About AUS

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan articulated his vision of a distinctive institution against the backdrop of Islamic history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society in the UAE and the Gulf region.

Firmly grounded in principles of meritocracy and with a strong reputation for academic excellence, AUS has come to represent the very best in teaching and research, accredited internationally and recognized by employers the world over for creating graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and drive to lead in the 21st century.

AUS values learners not driven only by academic success, but by those that embrace our dynamic campus life and embody our ideals of openness, tolerance and respect. This combination of academic excellence and community spirit ensures AUS is filled with world-class faculty and students, poised to become the innovators, thinkers, contributors and leaders of tomorrow.

AUS Media Contact
Farid Alvie
Content Manager, Strategic Communications and Marketing, American University of Sharjah     
+971 6 515 2210

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Forbes Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at or and its corporate blog can be found at The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter. To ship with UPS, visit

UPS Media Contacts

Maud Gaspard
Public Relations & Communications, UPS ISMEA
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