Majid Al Futtaim Launches Strategic Partnership with University of Saint Joseph Law School

25 Oct 2016

Five scholarships for top law students with three employment opportunities at Majid Al Futtaim

UAE – Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, will support the education of five students pursuing law degrees at the University of Saint Joseph Law School in Dubai through a new partnership model which will enhance the company’s localisation efforts by training the region’s next generation of legal professionals.

Students were selected on merit for the four-year degree courses, which will be undertaken at the university’s Dubai campus in Dubai Academic City. The partnership will provide financial scholarship and internship opportunities for five students, with three of the students guaranteed employment with Majid Al Futtaim upon completion of their academic and professional training.

Mouien Al-Madhoun, Chief Human Capital Officer at Majid Al Futtaim – Holding commented: “At Majid Al Futtaim, we believe that our strategic localisation plans are essential to our long term success. By partnering with the Saint Joseph University, we are not only empowering local talent to become the next generation of leaders across our businesses in the Middle East, Africa and Asia but ensuring we continue to learn from a generation whose preferences are driving so much change in the world.

“We are extremely proud to partner with one of the most reputable universities in the region and in being able to play a role in the development of these students. We firmly believe that the practical training they will undertake with Majid Al Futtaim will help ensure they become highly sought after professionals capable of further enhancing our ability to fulfil our vision of creating great moments for everyone, everyday.”

Majid Al Futtaim’s decision to support law students is rooted in the company’s commitment to maintaining an in-depth understanding of the regulatory structures in markets where it operates. By receiving financial support and gaining legal experience, graduates will develop the necessary skills to work alongside the region’s governments and regulatory agencies in support of private sector growth.