The Institute For the Future (IFF) – University of Nicosia (UNIC) and the UAE Dubai Police General Headquarters (G.H.Q) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for Blockchain and Crypto currencies. The 3-year Memorandum signals an exciting partnership that will evolve the studies and practical application of blockchain and digital currency in the law enforcement field, offering all Esaad Cardholders the opportunity to pursue UNIC’s leading MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency, either on campus or online.
The partnership also entails offering joint activities in areas of common interest, including educational events such as webinars and workshops, which will be developed by IFF specifically for the Dubai Police. The first such event, which was open to the general public visiting the Dubai World Expo 2020, as well as via livestream, took place on the same day as the signing. Dr. Charis Savvides, Advocate and Law Lecturer at the University of Nicosia, delivered an hour-long training on “Blockchain & Digital Currency and Law Enforcement” to Dubai Police employees, introducing them to the following key topics: Understanding the Technology & Crypto Transactions, Conducting Cryptocurrency Fraud Investigations, Blockchain as a Tool for Law Enforcers, Case Studies.
Dr. Savvides signed the Memorandum of Cooperation in his capacity as the Acting Director of IFF. Conversely, the Memorandum was signed by Major General Ahmed Mohammad Rafi, Assistant Commander for Administrative Affairs.
“We are delighted to support Dubai’s continued efforts to invest in Human Resources and Training and Education, especially in regard to their vision to assist Dubai Police in undertaking more structured initiatives towards educating & training their members in blockchain”, noted Dr. Savvides, who signed the Memorandum of Cooperation in his capacity as the Acting Director of IFF. “This is just the beginning of a longstanding collaboration between IFF/UNIC and Dubai Police, during which we will jointly address the needs of this learning process. We appreciate the interest of Dubai Police in our MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency and look forward to welcoming many more of its members to the programme”, he continued. Dr. Savvides concluded by underlining that IFF is committed to enhancing the collaboration by offering additional academic training programmes, in line with the continuous development of the blockchain space.
On behalf of Dubai Police G.H.Q, Brigadier Dr. Saleh Abdulla Murad, Director General of Gen. Dept. of Human Resources, underscored the strategic merits of the partnership: “Through our partnership with the University of Nicosia, we look forward to supporting our qualification projects, through which we aim to enhance and qualify human resources specialized in the field of Blockchain & Digital Currency; as part of our strategic plans, which include goals such as keeping up with changes and transformations in the digital world, combating emerging crimes, and proactive preparation for any evolution of criminal tactics.” Dr. Abdulla Murad concluded by highlighting the ongoing training and education component intrinsic to the partnership: “We aim to improve cognitive communication through our cooperation by holding workshops and educational seminars to benefit those with field expertise gain academic knowledge and scientific advancement in the field of Blockchain & Digital Currency”.
IFF and Dubai Police worked hand in hand to deliver the Memorandum of Cooperation
(from left) Bashayer Abdulla Alhashmi – Academic Advisor in Scholarship Department, Brigadier Dr. Saleh Abdulla Murad – Director General of Gen. Dept. of Human Resources, Hazal Aripinar – Business Development and Enrollment Manager at the Institute For the Future, University of Nicosia, Dr. Charis Savvides – Advocate and Law Lecturer at the University of Nicosia, Acting Director of IFF, Major General Ahmad Mohammad Rafi – Assistant Commander for Administrative Affairs, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Masnoor Hassan Alblooshi – Head of Recruitment Department in Dubai Police, Armantos Katsiouloudes – Enrollment Advisor of the MSc Blockchain and Digital Currency programme at the University of Nicosia, Lieutenant Saeed Abdulmuhsen Albastaki – Scholar Officer from Dubai Police, Captain Dr. Hamid Abdulla Murad Yousuf – Head of Scholarship and Efaad Section.