2013-03-03 13:02:18 - Abu Dhabi Local Depts. Social Security Fund event promotes competition & excellence among Abu Dhabi students
March 3, 2013
ALHOSN University was chosen alongside five other elite universities in Abu Dhabi to showcase the scientific and intellectual talents of its students during the Creative Emirati Exhibition and Forum held recently at the Officers Club in Abu Dhabi. The Forum served as a platform for introducing the best works of students engaged in technical fields such as computer science and engineering to encourage investments from specialist individuals and major organizations.
Organized by the Abu Dhabi Local Depts Social Security Fund, a renowned non-profit philanthropic institution, the Forum featured presentations on 25 student projects balanced with a series of academic lectures, student tours, cultural performances, seminars, and an Awards Ceremony. The works on display covered diverse areas ranging from telemedicine
and game-based learning to Near Field Communications (NFC) and smart homes. The event was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The ALHOSN group presented plans for a mosque and Islamic center in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, with the mosque to be made of eco-friendly building materials and partly illuminated by natural lighting. It also demonstrated the use of state-of-the-art computer modeling in assessing the design of reinforced concrete bridges in the UAE. A special Photography Exhibit on UAE Culture was prepared by the Education Department as well.
“The Forum was an excellent platform to encourage friendly competition among top students, expose ideas to potential industry adopters, exchange technologies and information, and promote student participation in the establishment of a genuine knowledge-based society. All of these complement ALHOSN University’s philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision.’ We are very proud of the exceptional abilities of our students as reflected by the strong interest in the projects they put on display,” said Prof. Raymond Tennant, Provost and Acting VC, ALHOSN University.
Abu Dhabi–based ALHOSN University was opened in 2005 to students of all nationalities in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based education. The University currently offers 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences.