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Nov 01 2009

ESNAAD Partners with NYIT-Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. (November 1, 2009)-New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and ESNAAD today signed an agreement to jointly pursue research projects and support student scholarships. Three students were named scholarship recipients.

NYIT President Edward Guiliano and ESNAAD general manager Darwish Al Qubaisi signed the agreement at a ceremony on the NYIT campus in Abu Dhabi. Also present were Timothy Keating, NYIT-Abu Dhabi campus dean and several ESNAAD executives.

"As educators our noblest role is to create the knowledge and human capital that will serve the local and global communities now and in the future," said President Guiliano, Ph.D. "We are proud to be part of the important work and development of the Abu Dhabi business community and to work with such a distinguished company as ESNAAD. This type of collaboration we memorialized today is representative of how higher education and the corporate world can work together to educate future generations."

The three students ESNAAD is sponsoring with 75 percent tuition and course fees are: Khalifa Al Shehhi, Ibrahim Al Shehhi, and Ali Al Manea, students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. NYIT's undergraduate program in business administration is the first American undergraduate degree program licensed and accredited in Abu Dhabi. ESNAAD plans to sponsor more NYIT students.

NYIT, a highly accredited, not-for-profit comprehensive university, established its campus in Abu Dhabi in 2005, and offers undergraduate degrees in interior design, computer science, and business administration. Founded in 1955, NYIT has been a longtime leader in technology-infused, professional education. It is home to more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in seven schools, from architecture to medicine. NYIT has 15,000 students worldwide at campuses include Manhattan, Long Island, Bahrain, China, Jordan, and Abu Dhabi. For more information visit

ESNAAD (an Arabic name that translates to "support") is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC,, one of the world's largest oil companies. Established in 1971 ADNOC has steadily broadened its activity, establishing companies and subsidiaries and creating an integrated oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi. Today, the company manages and oversees oil production of more than 2.7 million barrels a day, which ranks it among the top 10 oil and gas companies in the world.

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Jan Wallace,
Director of External Affairs,NYIT-Abu Dhabi,
Tel. 97150789325733,
Amy Wu, Global Communications Specialist, NYIT,
Tel. 646.273.6008,

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