The university of Dubai’s Internship Program Boosts Student Careers and Industry Engagement.

The university of Dubai’s Internship Program Boosts Student Careers and Industry Engagement.

The University of Dubai Internship and Career Development Center is proud to announce that 61 of its exceptional students have embarked on their summer internships at various prestigious organizations in both the private and government sectors. The internships, which commenced in early June, are aligned with the students’ fields of specialization, providing them with invaluable practical experience and a platform to develop new skills.

The University of Dubai remains committed to equipping its students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the competitive job market. The internship program is a crucial component of this mission, as it offers students a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academia and industry, facilitating their professional growth and preparing them for future career endeavors.

Throughout their internships, students are being actively engaged in real-world projects, enabling them to apply the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to practical scenarios. The feedback from both the students, field and their academic supervisors has been overwhelmingly positive, with reports of enhanced learning, skill development, and personal growth. This experience not only enhances their academic knowledge but also nurtures their interpersonal and problem-solving abilities, making them well-rounded professionals.

In the words of University President, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, “Internships play a pivotal role in shaping our students’ careers and opening doors for future employment opportunities. By bridging the gap between academic learning and practical industry experience, internships empower our students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings, while also fostering vital connections within their chosen fields.

The University of Dubai remains dedicated to nurturing industry-ready graduates and fostering strong connections between academia and the professional world. The internship program continues to play a pivotal role in achieving this goal, empowering students to thrive in their chosen fields and making a positive impact on their future career trajectories

Internship and Career Development Center Director, Ms. Amina El Marzak, expressed her gratitude towards the organizations hosting the interns, stating, “We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the companies and government agencies that have graciously welcomed our students as interns. Their commitment to providing practical learning opportunities contributes significantly to our students”.

One intern, Amna Obaid Mubarak, expressed her enthusiasm about the internship, stating, “Being a final-year student majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Dubai, my internship at The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has proven to be an invaluable experience. Working alongside industry professionals in TDRA’s dynamic environment has deepened my understanding of the telecommunications sector. The program also offered me a unique chance to bridge the gap between classroom learning and practical application. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to be part of TDRA’s internship program. The experiences gained during my time at TDRA will undoubtedly contribute to my future endeavors as an electrical engineer.”


This summer internship is an incredible experience for me. I have the opportunity to work on challenging projects and collaborate with professionals in my field. The practical skills I am acquiring will undoubtedly set me apart in my future career.”

intern, Saif AlShaer, majoring in Information System Security highlighted the impact of the internship, saying, “The University of Dubai Internship and Career Development Center has provided me with an exceptional opportunity to gain hands-on experience in my field of study at ENOC. I am grateful for the chance to work alongside industry experts and expand my professional network.

“It has been a very fulfilling experience for me to intern at Deloitte. Intern, Tala Zeinuddin, majoring in Finance and Banking said: “The Firm’s dedication to excellence and creativity in the accounting and finance field has given me insights and a greater comprehension of the complexity of this fast-paced industry,”

I sincerely appreciate the advice and coaching I am getting from the outstanding Deloitte professionals, Tala continued. Their consistent encouragement and commitment to my development have further encouraged my enthusiasm for my major in finance.  “I am also appreciative of the University of Dubai for providing me with a high-quality education which enabled me to perform well in my dialing training.”


Intern Hamad Almheiri said: “my internship at the General Directorate and Foreigners Affairs- Dubai (GDFRA) allows me to learn how things run at government entities. Researching innovative information security solution and performing ISS related tasks form a great part of my training activities and these will surely prepare me for what to expect in my future workplace”.


Another inter, Noora Alrais “Field training is the critical link between theory and practice for internship students, providing invaluable hands-on experience and deepening their understanding of their chosen field. My internship experience in the Dubai Police provided a real-world understanding of the complexities and importance of information security, reinforcing my commitment to safeguarding digital assets and upholding the trust of individuals and organizations. Working alongside dedicated professionals in a dynamic environment, I am gaining invaluable knowledge and practical skills that will shape my future career in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity.

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AUS researcher focuses on advancing 3D concrete printing through industry collaborations

AUS researcher focuses on advancing 3D concrete printing through industry collaborations

Sharjah, UAE. May 27, 2023 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) researcher and Professor in Civil Engineering Dr. Adil Al-Tamimi has been researching the use of robotics in 3D printing of concrete in construction.

“Since the construction industry plays a major role in the economic growth of the UAE, we are researching 3D concrete printing as one of the means to achieve automation in the construction industry, which enhances productivity, safety, sustainability, speed, customizability and cost-effectiveness,” said Dr. Al-Tamimi.

With the UAE aiming to become a global hub for 3D printing, Dr. Al-Tamimi developed a Semi-Automation System in the AUS civil engineering lab to conduct research experiments and produce samples of constructed concrete. This system is used to evaluate the quality of the different experimental mixes in both fresh and hardened states. Currently, there are 10 graduate students involved in the research of 3D concrete printing, with several articles published on Dr. Al-Tamimi’s research.

One of the outcomes of his research was the building of a 3D-printed concrete villa in Sharjah. This project was conducted in collaboration with Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and AUS civil engineering graduate alumnus Haidar Al Haidary, who was appointed by MEET Construction, in collaboration with Cybe Construction, to supervise the construction of the villa. A number of AUS engineering students were also involved in the process, offering them hands-on training opportunities.

Several research projects were also conducted under the umbrella of Dr. Al-Tamimi’s work and were overseen by him, leading to other industry collaborations. This included two senior design projects in 2020 on the mobility of robotic arms used in coating concrete with a self-cleaning layer, which allows concrete to retain its light color longer as well as removes airborne toxins; and two graduate theses in 2020 and 2021 on 3D concrete printing of structural multilayers beams. The majority of the research on 3D printing of concrete included the use of manual extrusion, which is a process of shaping different materials by forcing them through shaped designs at high pressures. However, Dr. Al-Tamimi’s work is moving away from manual extrusion by using the AUS Semi-Automation System.

To advance the research further, Dr. Al-Tamimi has sought collaborations with local industries to use robotic arms in extruding concrete, redesigning the print heads/nozzles, integrating printing mechanisms into existing equipment on construction sites and using fibers to enhance the strength of the extrusion.

“We continuously welcome new collaborations with governmental departments and the private sector to work on guidelines for structural integrity, safety and long term performance of 3D-printed concrete to facilitate the wide use of this automated industry,” said Dr. Al-Tamimi.

The Department of Civil Engineering is recognized throughout the region for the exceptional education it offers through undergraduate and graduate programs. AUS is ranked number one in the UAE and among the top 150 universities globally for civil and structural engineering according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2023).

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The PR Academy MENA Offers CIPR Specialist Diploma in Sustainability Communication in the MENA Region

The PR Academy MENA Offers CIPR Specialist Diploma in Sustainability Communication in the MENA Region

Dubai, UAE – The PR Academy MENA announced the first-ever CIPR Specialist Diploma in Sustainability Communication in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The program is designed to equip communication professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle sustainability issues in business, government, and non-governmental organizations.

Reem Masswadeh, Founder of PR Academy MENA said, “With COP28 and the UAE’s Year of Climate Change, sustainability communication has taken on a new level of importance in the MENA region. It is more important than ever for communication professionals to be able to effectively communicate about sustainability issues. We are excited to offer this program to our students and to provide them with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become successful in the field of sustainability communication.”

The CIPR Specialist Diploma in Sustainability Communication is an in-depth, nine-month program that explores the ethical and strategic aspects of sustainability communication. It is designed to equip students with the latest theories and practices in the field, in addition to experiential learning opportunities. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and sustainability communication and will be able to develop and implement effective communication plans.

Dr Kevin Ruck, Co-founder, PR Academy in the UK said, “This new qualification will equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools to lead an organisation’s strategic management of sustainability communication with confidence”.

The program is set to open in June and will be available in English for practitioners who have two years’ broad communication management experience. You can enrol now and interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

For more information about the CIPR Specialist Diploma in Sustainability Communication, please visit

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UAE Businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Sponsors 5000 Needy Students by Paying Their Tuition Fees

UAE Businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Sponsors 5000 Needy Students by Paying Their Tuition Fees

14 March 2023, DUBAI, UAE –: The Egyptian Zakat and Charity House, under the supervision of the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmad El Tayeb, Sheikh of Al Azhar, announced that the UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), has decided to sponsor 5000 needy students at the Zakat and Charity House to help them complete their education.

This donation by Khalaf Al Habtoor supports the role played by the Zakat and Charity House to channel the funds of zakat and charity to valid uses, by helping students who struggle to afford the education fees and expenses. The students are of the 8 to 24 age group; they are enrolled in different stages of education and come from various Egyptian regions and Arab countries.

Al Habtoor said: “This is motivated by our sense of responsibility towards our Egyptian brothers, and the importance of building an educated society, especially in these challenging circumstances.”

“We have chosen the Zakat and Charity House out of our appreciation of its role in the Arab and Islamic world,” he added.

The Grand Imam, Sheikh of Al Azhar, highlighted the value of Al Habtoor’s donation and its contribution to alleviating the suffering of needy students. He said that the donation fell under the bank of the poor and needy, and was an addition to the contributions of the well-off people to support the Zakat and Charity House’s role in channeling the donations to those who deserve them.

The Egyptian Zakat and Charity House has been working, since its establishment in 2014, to support the education of needy students. In this regard, 46 thousand students benefitted from assistance that amounted to 45 million Egyptian pounds. Most notably, support was provided to students from African and Asian countries, such as Nigeria, Indonesia and others.

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Start-ups get a chance to learn valuable insight directly from their customers visiting SEF 2022

Start-ups get a chance to learn valuable insight directly from their customers visiting SEF 2022

Sharjah, 18 December, 2022


More than 100 exhibition booths provided insight into some of the businesses targeted towards entrepreneurs and featured industries such as Real Estate, Fintech, e-Services Start-ups and host of others at SEF 2022. The booths allowed visitors to SEF to meet the change-makers and innovative entrepreneurs who are already well on their journey to building growing business empires as well as enquire about their businesses to gain valuable knowledge. SEF provides these opportunities to both attendees and business owners to network, share their innovative ideas and creative business models and give visitors a chance to learn about sustainable businesses and how they’ve found a balance between commerce and customer’s needs and their understanding of market variables.

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