Partnership Supports Students

NYIT and ESNAAD, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil (one of the world’s largest oil companies), signed an agreement to jointly pursue research projects and support student scholarships. Three undergraduate students in the business administration program— Khalifa Al Shehhi, Ibrahim Al Shehhi, and Ali Al Manea—were named scholarship recipients, and ESNAAD plans to sponsor more NYIT students in the future.

President Guiliano and ESNAAD General Manager Darwish Al Qubaisi signed the agreement at a ceremony at NYIT’s Abu Dhabi campus.

“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. “We are proud to be part of the important work and development of the Abu Dhabi business community and to work with ESNAAD. This type of collaboration is representative of how higher education and the corporate world can work together to educate future generations.”

NYIT’s program in business administration is the first American undergraduate degree program licensed and accredited in Abu Dhabi.

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