Apr 11 2011
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ALHOSN University welcomes delegation from Kettering University, USA
Visit aims at sharing expertise, activating student exchange programs
ALHOSN University , a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality value-based education, recently received delegates from Kettering University, USA who shared their expertise with faculty and students. They also discussed the implementation of student exchange programs between the two universities.
Prof. Robert Simpson, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, and Prof. Basem Alzahabi, Professor and Associate Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, who represented the Kettering University delegation, met with ALHOSN University 's leadership and discussed how the university could operationalize a memorandum of understanding signed last year.
Prof. Alzahabi delivered a lecture entitled 'The Importance of Simulation for Engineers' during the 'New Generation of Building Design Softwares Seminar' hosted by ALHOSN 's Center for Research and Consultancy on the second day of the visit. Kettering delegates also met with the heads of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences and discussed the hosting of ALHOSN students starting fall 2011. A plan has been drafted to transfer ALHOSN students to Kettering University for their 3rd and 4th years.
"At Kettering we have a long history in cooperating with overseas institutions to share knowledge and offer students a cross-cultural experience. We look forward to continuing and expanding our cooperation with
, whether through specific projects or student exchange programs and faculty visits," said Prof. Robert Simpson, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Kettering University.
During their stay, the Kettering delegates visited a civil engineering class where Prof. Alzahabi delivered a lecture. To give them a taste of the structural and architectural design of tall buildings in Abu Dhabi, the delegates were treated to a tour of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and the adjacent Capital Gate, the world's farthest-leaning tower.
Last December 2010, ALHOSN University and Kettering University signed an International Articulation Agreement in which the two parties pledged to encourage and promote educational, professional and intercultural activities among their faculty, students, and staff. The agreement remains in force through 2013.
ALHOSN University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education under the slogan "Global Knowledge with Local Vision." The Abu Dhabi-based institution is owned and supported by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company and is fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
ALHOSN University manages accredited programs (11 undergraduate and 7 graduate) in three faculties, all of which were developed by top North American educational experts. Undergraduate academic degrees are offered as four-year programs and taught in English, except for the Arabic education component.
The University's City Campus includes the Men's Campus, the Women's Campus, the Engineering Lab Building, the Library Building, and the Lectures Building, all located at the heart of Abu Dhabi. A main campus with world-class, state-of-the-art facilities will soon be constructed. ALHOSN is open to students from all nationalities.
For further information, please contact:
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