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The United Arab Emirates Higher Education and Scientific Research Commission of Academic Accreditation has approved the NYIT-Abu Dhabi Instructional Technology program. NYIT-Abu Dhabi will begin offering a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Instructional Technology this fall. Read more about this new program offering.
NYIT co-sponsored and participated in the recent Al Ain Education and Career Fair (AECF), which took place 28-30 April at the Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain, U.A.E. The three-day fair, which helps young people prepare for higher education and careers, was inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the U.A.E.’s minister of culture, youth, and community development (pictured, right, greeting NYIT Admissions Officer Ms. Manar Odeh).
Several of the nation’s institutions of higher education joined NYIT in highlighting their academic programs and opportunities to the thousands of school students who attended the fair. In addition, major companies based in the Emirates sought new graduates to staff their organizations. Khurram Saeed, AECF’s Exhibition Director, stated, “The substantial growth of this fair over the past six years is a testament to the growing demand for local talent. We actually sold out of floor space six weeks before the event.”
NYIT-Abu Dhabi Campus Dean Garon Wheeler, Ph.D., stated, "NYIT has enjoyed participating in AECF for several years. Our educational mission extends throughout the UAE, not just to Abu Dhabi. Our presence at this event has allowed NYIT students to share their experiences with potential students, to give them and their families a sense of what it is like to study at our university."
In addition to NYIT, sponsors for Al Ain Education & Career Fair 2014 included the General Headquarters of the U.A.E. Armed Forces; Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI); the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT); Etihad Airways; Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); and Al Khawarizmi International College.
Abu Dhabi students welcomed Nicole Dunn (2nd from left) and Nicole Gutierrez (right).
On an otherwise ordinary day in March, Electrical and Computer Engineering students Nicole Gutierrez and Nicole Dunn (both class of 2014) received an email that contained a big surprise: the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS), Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., was inviting them both to attend NYIT’s first Global Cybersecurity Conference, to take place in Abu Dhabi on 26 March. “It was really unexpected!” said Gutierrez. The students were chosen based on recommendations from their professors and Dean Anid.
Arriving in Abu Dhabi the morning before the conference, Gutierrez and Dunn were soon ready to explore. They hopped into a taxi and headed to the NYIT-Abu Dhabi campus, settling in naturally and easily with the Abu Dhabi-based students. Reported Dunn, “The campus was lovely, and the students and faculty there were extremely welcoming.” “The community there seemed very close-knit,” agreed Gutierrez. She added, “The students in Abu Dhabi were very similar to the students in Old Westbury. They were very easy to talk to.”
Gutierrez and Dunn got up early the next day to join their Abu Dhabi colleagues at the Global Cybersecurity Conference, organized by SoECS. “The conference was very informative,” said Gutierrez. “Experts talked about various things, from possible approaches to current cybersecurity issues to the kinds of things they are looking for in job applicants. They provided a very real perspective on the types of problems one should expect when entering the cybersecurity field.”
After spending a second evening with fellow NYIT students, Gutierrez and Dunn headed to Abu Dhabi International Airport later that night. A total of about 40 hours in Abu Dhabi had introduced them to a new part of the world, a place where they could easily identify colleagues and stimulating professional opportunities. “I feel honored,” said Dunn. “NYIT granted me the opportunity not only to attend the eye-opening cybersecurity conference, but to experience travel to a new country as well. It was an extremely enriching trip that I hope more students will get to make in the future.”
Dean Anid noted, “Global education includes bringing faculty and students from NYIT’s various campuses together at meaningful events such as the Global Cybersecurity Conference. These opportunities broaden our students’ outlook, enrich their NYIT experience, and prepare them for the global challenges of the 21st century.”
NYIT hosted its first Global Cybersecurity Conference today in Abu Dhabi. Focusing on the theme, "National and Corporate Threats, Protection, and Education," it convened cyber defense professionals, information technologists, business executives, and educators from the Middle East, North America, Asia, and Africa. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, U.A.E. minister of culture, youth, and community development, participated in the event. Read more.
President Guiliano gave opening remarks at the conference. He noted universities need to "ensure that organizations have the talent to manage risk and a workforce that can spot the potential for risk." Read more.
NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., was among a select group of government and community leaders who gathered last night at the Emirates Palace Hotel here to honor “the Mother of the Emirates,” Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. The Emirates Business Women Council organized the event under the patronage of the Department of the Presidential Affairs and the U.A.E. Armed Forces, with support from the Federation of U.A.E. Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
In a brief speech, President Guiliano discussed the values of education and striving for excellence that NYIT shares with HH Sheikha Fatima. Sheikha Fatima is the widow of the U.A.E.’s founding president, Sheikh Zayed, and is herself a global leader in women’s education.
A brief NYIT-produced video, in addition to President Guiliano’s personal statement, noted the impact Sheikha Fatima’s work has had on the U.A.E. and on women across the world. Because of her leadership, joined to efforts by her late husband, the U.A.E. has become an open, prosperous society where men and women can pursue both education and economic opportunity.
“For Sheikha Fatima’s inspiration and leadership . . . we offer our sincere gratitude,” President Guiliano said to the assembled officials. At the conclusion of the event, Her Excellency Fatima Obaid Al Jaber, one of Arabia’s foremost businesswomen and Chairperson of the United Arab Emirates Businesswomen’s Council, presented President Guiliano with a commemorative trophy thanking him for his participation.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT- Abu Dhabi) hosted the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank's Bloodmobile for a campus blood donation day on 5 March 2014. Authorities from the blood bank, associated with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), supported the event by sending nursing staff to NYIT's Muroor Road campus to collect blood from NYIT's students and staff.
"You never know when you or someone you love might need blood," said Gantasala Prabhakar, a professor in NYIT's School of Management and an organizer of the NYIT blood drive. "We all should do our part by donating when we can."
The Bloodmobile was busy throughout the event, with students scheduled in batches of 4-5 in order to increase efficiency. A total of 80 donors, including students, faculty, and staff, gave blood.
By donating blood regularly, participants learn the importance of fulfilling their duty to the community and the country at large. Abu Dhabi Campus Dean Garon Wheeler stated, "NYIT has always played a leading role in creating a sense of social responsibility among its stakeholders, and we want to continue to serve the region’s best interests."
NYIT students and staff, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, hold blood donation campaigns each semester, and the doctors and paramedics of SKMC have always appreciated their efforts.
M.B.A. students (left to right) Robin and Aya won the competition, while undergraduates Haji and Nassir came in second.
Teams of business students at NYIT-Abu Dhabi recently competed in a case study contest, “Corporate Challenge 2014.” The case study, based on a global company and prepared by NYIT School of Management faculty members, challenged the student teams to address critical issues in business.
Fifteen teams made up of both bachelor’s- and master’s-level business administration students learned the case thoroughly and devised plans of action. On the appointed day, the teams presented their analyses and recommendations in front of a panel of faculty judges and supportive members of the university community. In the end, the winning team, M.B.A. students Robin A. Carvalho and Aya Wadi, won gift vouchers worth 500 UAE dirhams (about US $125) from Air Travel Enterprises, Abu Dhabi. In addition, winners and runners-up (bachelor’s degree students Haji Sattar and Nassir Etouit) received trophies in recognition of their achievement.
Plans are underway for the NYIT-Abu Dhabi graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 5, as well as NYIT's main commencement ceremony on the Old Westbury campus on Sunday, May 18. All members of the Class of 2014 are invited to submit photos of their NYIT experiences for a special graduation photo montage to be shown at the main ceremony as well as to enter the student speaker contest at the main ceremony in Old Westbury.
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) signed today an agreement facilitating mutual cooperation in the fields of research, institutional development, and training. The agreement was signed at a formal ceremony held at the ADX main offices in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Neaimi, Assistant Chief Executive of ADX and Dr. Edward Guiliano, President & CEO of NYIT, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their respective organizations in the presence of senior representatives from both sides.
Under the terms of the agreement, ADX will conduct seminars for NYIT students on the procedures and methods of trading in the domestic market, as well as provide historical trading records and financial data to be utilized in classes at NYIT.
"I am very pleased that we signed this MoU with NYIT," said Mr. Al Neaimi. “I believe this relationship will prove to be advantageous for both ADX and NYIT, as well as for the burgeoning economy of the UAE."
ADX Assistant CEO added: “This agreement will build and strengthen the ties between us in countless ways. NYIT has an excellent reputation in the world, and we are very keen to collaborate with them on a number of areas of mutual interest."
“In New York, we at NYIT have deep ties to the investment community and our mission has always been sharing knowledge (teaching) and creating knowledge (research) with the goal of creating professionals equipped to operate successfully in the knowledge economy,” said NYIT President & CEO Edward Guiliano. “In the past decade the economy has been increasingly global and increasingly technological. As the first licensed and accredited American university in Abu Dhabi, we are excited to work with ADX to help build the human capital in Abu Dhabi, to go along with the robust financial capital and systems here in the UAE, now and in the future.”
The MoU forms part of ADX's strategy to support educational initiatives and to encourage and promote professional investment skills across the UAE, to the very highest international standards.
The MoU consigns both parties to cooperation in conducting awareness seminars for the public as well as in providing training programs for NYIT students. The parties will also work together in preparing and publishing academic studies and in conducting research concerning capital markets in the UAE.
President Edward Guiliano (second from left) and Ambassador Michael H. Corbin (far right) talk with guests at a reception in Ambassador Corbin’s Abu Dhabi home.
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), the Honorable Michael H. Corbin, and NYIT President Edward Guiliano hosted an evening reception on Feb. 10 in the ambassador’s residence for the Abu Dhabi education and business communities.
President Guiliano and Ambassador Corbin greeted more than 60 guests, including NYIT students, alumni, and local business leaders of organizations such as Etisalat (the U.A.E.’s major telecommunications company), Exxon, Raytheon, and dozens of others. Ambassador Corbin praised NYIT’s accomplishments in Abu Dhabi and around the world, and President Guiliano presented highlights about his vision for global higher education and the contributions of NYIT’s nearly 600 alumni in the Emirates to the region’s knowledge economy.
On Feb. 11, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and NYIT signed an agreement facilitating mutual cooperation in the fields of research, institutional development, and training. The agreement was signed at a formal ceremony held at the ADX main offices in Abu Dhabi. Abdul Aziz Al Neaimi, assistant chief executive of ADX, and President Guiliano signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their respective organizations in the presence of senior representatives from both sides.
NYIT-Abu Dhabi and three local partners recently hosted two events designed to educate U.A.E. business executives about cyber threats they face and how to protect their investments. The American Chamber of Commerce in Abu Dhabi (AmCham Abu Dhabi), the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT), and the BeNeLux Business Council joined with NYIT to support the two events, held on 15-16 January in Abu Dhabi. The first NYIT Global Cybersecurity Conference will also take place in Abu Dhabi, on March 25, 2014.
Rob Marano (above), a co-founder of The Hackerati and an adjunct professor at NYIT, addressed a large audience including the U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. Marano’s presentation described the increasing vulnerability of organizations based in the U.A.E. NYIT assistant professor Paolo Gasti also presented his work on designing secure IT systems. NYIT’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, welcomed attendees on both days.
The AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee is proud to announce that New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has signed WOMEN ACHIEVE, an innovative program that promotes the professional advancement of women. WOMEN ACHIEVE was developed by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee to encourage companies and organizations to offer women more opportunities to advance to positions of greater responsibility and leadership.
As a supporter of WOMEN ACHIEVE, NYIT pledges to ensure that it provides an environment where women can further develop their leadership skills and excel in their respective areas of expertise, through a positive corporate and organizational culture. “As a global university, with three women Vice-Presidents and five female Deans, NYIT has been a leader in promoting women in leadership at its campuses around the world and is delighted to be a member of the AmCham WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative,” said Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, said, "We are delighted to have NYIT sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community."
Congratulations to students in the NYIT-Abu Dhabi School of Management who earned a Top 100 ranking for March 4-10 in the Global Business Strategy Simulation Game (GLO-BUS), a weekly competition among more than 3,000 teams from 156 universities worldwide. The online game is an exercise in corporate teamwork. Students run a digital camera company in head-to-head competition against other companies and learn how to make strategic decisions ranging from research and development, to marketing and sales, to production operations.
NYIT's "D Company" team participates in GLO-BUS as part of a business policy and strategy capstone course taught during the spring 2013 semester by Associate Professor Faisal Al-Khateeb, Ph.D. Students include Samah Ahmed, Kamal Oberoi, and Zainab Al Junaibi.
Garon Wheeler, Ph.D., campus dean at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, presented "Teachers' Perceptions of Students and the Effects on Student Performance" at the CamTESOL Conference, Feb. 23-24 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He was also an invited guest at the conference's Regional English Language Teaching Leadership Forum.
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The Honorable Michael Corbin, American ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (pictured center in blue shirt and yellow tie), met with students and faculty on Nov. 27 at NYIT-Abu Dhabi. He spoke about economic innovation and entrepreneurship, and exchanged views with the audience for more than an hour. Corbin, who has served in the U.S. Foreign Service in the Arab world 25 years, proved to be an informative, entertaining, and insightful speaker.
Faculty, admissions staff, and students from NYIT-Bahrain participated in the 2012 NAJAH exhibition, a three-day informational event promoting the Middle East's leading educators, training opportunities, and careers. The exhibition on Oct. 16-18 attracted thousands of visitors, many of them students exploring university programs. NYIT business majors and interior design students met them and the latter displayed their creative work, explaining the processes involved. Faculty members also discussed NYIT programs with potential students.