Maersk unites with University of Wollongong
Maersk Logistics has signed an agreement with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) to research a number of topics relating to supply chain management.
As part of the initiative, staff from the global logistics company will work in partnership with university students to reinforce their learning process and showcase Maersk Logistics as a potential recruiter in the Middle East.
The research, which is expected to cover topics such as supply chain security and sourcing trends, will involve students on short-term projects through to PhDs.
According to Steffen Steensbaek, who is heading the Maersk team that will visit UOWD, the agreement follows similar collaborations with education institutes around the world, including the University of Queensland in Australia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.
“This is a two-way process. We are profiling Maersk Logistics to showcase the company as a potential recruiter, while looking at some of UOWD’s brightest students to discover potential employees for the future,” he explained.
“There is no quota on the number of students we are willing to take on. We’ve done this before around the world and it has the potential to be quite fruitful for both the universities and for us,” he added.
The agreement was signed last month by Raymi van der Spek, vice president of UOWD and Klaus Tindborg, managing director of Maersk Logistics Middle East.