Cisco systems and the American University in Dubai are to work together with the United Arab Emirates University to create a Local Cisco Networking Academy. The move will provide students with the latest advances in enterprise system technologies in the networking, and will allow the American University in Dubai to set up a computer networking lab that is state of the art.

'AUD allows its undergraduate students the unique opportunity of specializing in one of the key enterprise computing areas, which includes Networking, Database and Applications Development for Business & e-Commerce. We are happy to be associated with a renowned company as Cisco, one of the world leaders in Computer Networking technology.' - Dr. Khalid Khawaja, Chair of IT Department, AUD.