Abu Dhabi University Students Showcase Innovative Interior Design Projects at Index 2018

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Published April 1st, 2018 - 09:32 GMT
During the event
During the event

Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, concluded its third outing at INDEX, the UAE’s premier interior design exhibition. ADU students showcased their innovative interior design work in three-dimensional scale models, and creative furniture designs. 

Students from the Department of Architecture and Design at ADU’s College of Engineering competed in the INDEX Student Challenge that tested the contestants’ ability to design items using waste materials.

Dr Sadeka Abdel Shakour, Assistant Professor of Furniture and Interior Design at ADU’s College of Engineering, said: “Our participation in INDEX 2018 is in line with our efforts to promote the work of our students at various exhibitions and events in the UAE and abroad. In addition, it aligns with our objective to provide a holistic learning environment that develops the students’ scientific, intellectual, and artistic capabilities.”

She added: “At ADU, it is our ongoing endeavor to expand the knowledge base of our students through participating in important industry events or hosting seminars and forums in conjunction with leading researchers, practitioners, and decision makers, who share their experiences, best practices, and case studies. Such thought sessions provide our students with invaluable practical exposure in their chosen fields of study.”

As part of its mission to provide academic and training programs that address the requirements of the labor market, ADU offers a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program across its three campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. All ADU degree programs have received accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and other relevant international bodies.

Running from March 26 to 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre, INDEX 2018 convened 1,000 exhibitors including architects, interior designers, developers and procurement professionals, and attracted more than 30,000 trade visitors and members of the public.

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.

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