Al Ain University Celebrates the 15th Graduation Ceremony
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Al Ain University celebrated the graduation of the 15th batch (Year of the 50th).
The batch included 715 graduates from all 6 colleges in both Al Ain and Abu Dhabi campuses, including 489 graduates from bachelor's programs, 114 from master's programs, and 112 from diploma programs.
The ceremony was held over two consecutive days at the Al-Jawhara Theater at the university’s campus in Abu Dhabi. The first day included the graduates from: The College of Engineering, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Business, and the College of Communication and Media. And, the second day included the graduates from the College of Law and the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Ghaleb El Refae- AAU President, Prof. Amer Qasem- AAU Vice President (Abu Dhabi Campus), Prof. Ibtehal Abu Rezeq- Vice President of Development and Follow Up and the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat- Vice President of Accreditations and Quality Assurance, Deans and Deputy Deans, and the graduate’s families.
In his speech, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, congratulated the graduates, and said: "I am pleased that we participate together in the graduation ceremony of the batch of Year of 50th of Al Ain University, the year that assures our country’s cares about the future, and considers the sons and daughters of the UAE as a true wealth of this country”.
His Excellency referred to the distinguished position occupied by Al Ain University among other institutions of higher education, its high position in the world rankings of universities, its keenness to obtain international accreditations for its programs, providing effective education and its interest in scientific research, in addition to its association with the community and cooperation with institutions, including The Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and Expo Dubai 2020, through activities and initiatives that serve society and people.
For his part, AAU Chancellor, Dr. Noor El-Deen Atatreh, expressed his happiness at graduating a young, educated, innovative and positive generation, capable of facing the challenges of practical reality. He pointed out that this celebration is nothing but a culmination of the efforts and successes achieved by students during their school years, especially in light of the exceptionally difficult circumstances imposed by the Corona pandemic during the recent period, which confirms the extent of their keenness to excel and achieve their ambitions.
Atatreh added that Al Ain University has the honor for its graduates from the 15th cohort to hold the name of the class of the 50th year. This year, which embodies the achievements of the state and translates the insightful vision of wise leadership, hoping that this title will be reflected on the graduates to increase their determination in achieving their ambitions and contribution in building the state and serve the community.
For his part, Prof. Ghaleb Al-Refai, President of the University, said, “Al Ain University has been keen to offer academic programs in accordance with the needs of the labor market and the requirements of the state's development plans, as well as providing a distinguished educational environment by attracting faculty members who graduated from prestigious academic institutions."