AAU’s Graduation Ceremony of the 10th Batch Under the Patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and the Knowledge Development, Al Ain University of Science and Technology organized and the Graduation Ceremony for the 10th Batch, which coincides with the celebrations of the university over ten years of its founding, under the slogan (Ten Years of Giving) The ceremony was held at the theatre of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education, Dr Noor El Deen Atatreh - AAU Chancellor, Professor Ghaleb El-Refae –AAU President, Professor Abdelhafid Belarbi –AAU Vice President, AAU members of the Board of Trustees, in addition to representatives of the governmental and private institutions, representatives of diplomatic missions in UAE, AAU academic and administrative staff and the graduates’ families.
The number of graduates were 1022 students divided from five colleges: the College of Pharmacy, College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Law, College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business Administration, as well as Master's graduates, and students of Professional Diploma in Teaching program.
In his speech on this occasion, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and the Knowledge Development said, "Dear brothers and sisters, our celebration tonight translates how candid and integral is the journey of educational status of this pioneering country. Tonight is the most appropriate time, as we celebrate to express our deepest thanks and highest sense of loyalty and respect for His Highness and our father, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan –UAE President, may God protect him – We are very proud of his strong backing for the educational institutions, and the permanent keenness on upholding the edifice of our motherland, and its consolidation it. I take this celebration, as a revealing one for our enlightening future, through which I would like to also express my gratefulness for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who has continuously provided provide the United Arab Emirates and all the educational institutions with successfulness, distinguished and advanced educational model in the whole world, that have produced successive prevailing and progressions for the sons and daughters of our dear homeland".
"Our celebration tonight represents our graduates’ of what the graduates represent and their vital flowing in the UAE, vital flow in the UAE, and the promise of what is awaiting them from achievement community and country loyal services, at the same time, it is the university’s celebration as it has successfully elevated its students’ awareness, life fulfillment as well as the community’s needs. It is hereafter, a celebration that fully adheres to the principles of innovation and achievement and hard work in UAE. "
His Excellency address to the graduates was: "I ask you to appreciate your university through providing your gratitude, to all the members of the university community, for all their great efforts, for the sake of your education, for preparing you to this good and outstanding level- Not to mention much appreciation to your families on their efforts and concern. The graduation day is a big celebration of the efforts of all those who have a role in shaping the process of life, in particular, your professors, and family members.
From his side, Dr Noor El Deen Atatreh–AAU Chancellor, expressed his delight in the Graduation Ceremony for the 10th Batch, which coincides with the ten years since the university’s foundation. He said that this achievement is a culmination of the wise leadership support in education that keeps abreast of all developments in this area to upgrade the educational system.
Dr. Atatreh confirmed that the university has become one of the leading academic education in interaction and cooperation with the various sectors of the community college; where he headed the academic expertise to deal with facing those difficulties in the sectors, noting that the next phase of the university will increase its focus in several areas, such as more investment in scientific researchs to encourage the quality and quantity of the researches to continue in characterizing the interest of scientific excellence, maintaining the academic reputation of the faculty, and attracting high achievers and students.
On the other hand, Professor Ghaleb El Refae congratulated the graduates, and said: "I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations on behalf of Al Ain University of Science and Technology to the alumni and their parents, and I hearten you to continue your objectives in seeking more knowledge as you continue with self-developing your minds and characters. through knowledge. and I wish you all the success in your professional and scientific future".
At the end of the ceremony, Al Ain University of Science and Technology thanked and appreciated His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan for his patronage to the graduation ceremony, and his participation with the graduates on their day. Last but not least, the graduates and their families expressed their joy on this occasion in a cordial, cheerful and pleasant atmosphere.