Abu Dhabi University Showcases New Academic Programs and Student Initiatives at Najah Exhibition

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Published October 31st, 2018 - 11:19 GMT
The new programs will be added to ADU’s current portfolio of 44 internationally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The new programs will be added to ADU’s current portfolio of 44 internationally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Abu Dhabi University, the largest private university in the UAE, today showcased a number of new academic programs at the 2018 NAJAH education fair, which kicked off today in Abu Dhabi. The new programs will be added to ADU’s current portfolio of 44 internationally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The new programs in the Bachelor’s level will include BSc in Biomedical Engineering, BSc in Cyber Security Engineering, BSc in Industrial Engineering, BSc in Software Engineering and BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Engineering.

ADU recently revealed the restructuring of the academic curricula for first year students, shifting the focus more towards firsthand work experience in addition to enforcing leadership and innovation principles with a view to equip students to meet the needs of the prospective job market. The new programs have been designed to set students up for success in their chosen career area by providing them with the right skillsets and professional qualifications. Further enhancing the student experience, ADU has recently launched a new innovative student-centric website which provides more convenience and ease for current and prospective students.

As part of its participation in this year’s NAJAH education fair, ADU aims to showcase its portfolio of internationally accredited programs offered both at its main campus in Abu Dhabi as well as its campus in Dubai. The university offers a number of locally and internationally recognized postgraduate programs in the Business Administration, Law, Engineering and Education disciplines in addition to other programs available across its other campuses in Al Ain and Al Dhafrah.

Dr Waqar Ahmed, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University has emphasized the valuable role of the fair in providing a platform for thousands of students, parents, academic professionals, representatives from educational institutes and sector professionals.

Dr Ahmed pointed out that this education fair represents an ideal opportunity for ADU to explore avenues of collaboration with other participating academic institutions. At the same time, ADU has the opportunity to showcase its existing programs and exceptional international ranking among the world’s top 150 universities within less than 50 years of establishment, in addition to its ranking as one of the top three universities worldwide in terms of international faculty members and top ten in student cultural diversity according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university ranking. 

Touching on the new programs, Dr Waqar Ahmed said: “Prior to selecting these programs, we have carried out extensive research and comprehensive studies at ADU. We saw it imperative that we glean a deep understanding of what programs will be essential to success in tomorrow’s competitive job market. We firmly believe that these programs fit the bill, and that they will undoubtedly contribute to filling the market demand.”

Dr Ahmed added: “ADU continuously strives to support the UAE leadership’s vision in transforming the UAE into a diversified, innovative and knowledge-based economy, setting it among top ranked economies as per the global competitive index. As one of top ranking universities globally, we believe our contribution can help achieve this vision.”

Abu Dhabi University has recently announced a AED 300-million expansion project to a new campus in Al Ain City in Abu Dhabi, that will span 28 sq m in the first phase. The new campus will offer 70 classrooms, 137 staff offices in addition to a number of facilities and amenities designed as per international standards. The first phase is set to be completed by September 2019.

ADU encourages visitors to stop by the exhibition booth located in H3.B10 to learn more about the university’s programs and offerings.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi University

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.

ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.

توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:07 GMT
توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر
توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر

أعلنت المديرية العامة للأمن الوطني (الشرطة) الجزائرية، مساء الجمعة، توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات شهدتها عدة مدن ضد ترشح الرئيس عبد العزيز بوتفليقة لولاية خامسة في انتخابات 18 أبريل/ نيسان القادم.

وأكدت إدارة الشرطة في بيان اطلعت عليه وكالة الاناضول أن عمليات التوقيف كانت بسبب “الإخلال بالنظام العام والاعتداء على القوة العامة وتحطيم الممتلكات” دون تقديم تفاصيل أكثر حول أماكن توقيف هؤلاء المتظاهرين.

والجمعة، استجاب آلاف المواطنين بعدة محافظات جزائرية، إلى دعوات للتظاهر تم تداولها عبر شبكات التواصل، ضد ترشح بوتفليقة (81 عاما) لولاية خامسة في انتخابات الرئاسة المقررة في 18 أبريل/ نيسان القادم.

واتسمت هذه المظاهرات بالسلمية في أغلب مناطق البلاد باستثناء حدوث مواجهات بين قوات مكافحة الشغب ومتظاهرين بوسط العاصمة خلال محاولتهم السير نحو القصر الرئاسي .

ووفق شهود عيان لجأت قوات الأمن إلى الغاز المسيل للدموع وتوقيف عدة أشخاص بعد تحذيرات للمتظاهرين وتعرضها للرشق بمقذوفات وحجارة قبل أن يتراجع المحتجون ويغادروا المكان.

وصبيحة اليوم نشر ناشطون معلومات عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي حول توقيف عدد من زملائهم قبل بداية المظاهرات بالعاصمة.

وعلقت الرابطة الجزائرية للدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان (مستقلة) على بيان الشرطة بالمطالبة ب”الإفراج الفوري عن الموقوفين وان يتم احترام حق التظاهر سلميا” كما نشرت على صفحتها بموقع “فيسبوك”.


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