|16 February, 2019

Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group to participate in IDEX 2019

The exhibition will provide ADU with the opportunity to explore new avenues for cooperation with various defense manufacturing organizations in the public and private sector, as well as promote its wide academic portfolio.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group, the learning, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University, have announced their participation in the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2019) and Naval Defence (NAVDEX) 2019, taking place from 17-21 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

Knowledge Group is showcasing its training and educational programs, which include military medical training, naval training programs, naval counter-insurgency, Virtual Reality driven simulation for rescue missions, leadership tests for individuals and groups using gaming techniques, protecting vital buildings against terrorism, consultation solutions aimed at enhancing strategies, managing crises and evaluating risk factors on infrastructure and citizens.

The exhibition will provide ADU with the opportunity to explore new avenues for cooperation with various defense manufacturing organizations in the public and private sector, as well as promote its wide academic portfolio.  

Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University, highlighted that Abu Dhabi continues to make great strides in attracting investors, partners and individuals from around the world, who have come to showcase their latest developments and innovations. He pointed out that the UAE’s conducive business environment and leadership vision are both key driving factors in this success. Bin Harmal added that IDEX exhibition is a global meeting point for leading local and international key players in the defense industry allowing them to showcase their latest and most advanced offerings.

Bin Harmal commented, “We look forward to presenting our best-in-class defense training programs offered by Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group among many other offerings. Our programs aim to provide the necessary skills to enable individuals to excel in their naval and military pursuits. We strive to work closely with partners from the public and private sector to ensure the continuous development of our programs to meet the current and future needs of various sectors.”

Abu Dhabi University will also be showcasing its 44 scientific and academic programs at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels. These include programs in engineering, business administration, arts and science, and law, which were identified based on comprehensive research into the needs of the local and regional job market.

In line with the UAE government’s vision to support innovation, ADU is set to expand its bachelor’s academic offerings in the science and arts streams, which will be showcased at the exhibition. These new programs include Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Security Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Software Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. In addition, ADU offers a number of academic programs for military colleges.

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About Abu Dhabi University (ADU)

Abu Dhabi University is a private, multi-campus University committed to meeting the education, skills and knowledge needs in the United Arab Emirates and neighboring countries through qualifications and standards that are respected across the world.

Although young, the University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, student experience, research and corporate education. We are regularly featured in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings as among the best higher education institutions in the region. We hold prestigious international accreditations for the institution as a whole, for particular fields of provision and for specific programs. We were the first private higher education institution in the UAE and the GCC region to earn international accreditation from the Californian Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business holds international accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation. In addition, its College of Engineering has earned accreditation from the world-renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). It houses the only architecture program to hold accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

According to the QS World Universities Rankings, ADU ranks in the top 701-750 universities worldwide, the top 150 leading institutions under 50 years, the top 27 universities in the Arab World, and the top 6 in the UAE. Being rated 3rd globally for international faculty and 10th for international students, we consider diversity to be among our key strengths.

Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has over 7,500 students from over 80 nationalities across its four campuses and sponsored programs. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and the University College, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs across arts, law, education, business and management, engineering and sciences, including to Etihad pilots, trainees and personnel of the UAE military. Alongside the well-established campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, we have launched a new campus in Dubai Knowledge Park and recently opened a teaching facility in the Al Dhafra Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. In addition, a brand-new state-of-the-art campus is planned to open in Al Ain in September 2019.

Media Contacts

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Mohammed Al Azzam / malazzam@webershandwick.com / +971 2 449 4457

Abu Dhabi University

Noor AlMasri, Senior Marketing Operations Manager / noor.almasri@adu.ac.ae / +971 506195700

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