ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based institution dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, held the UAE’s historic “First Annual Women in Engineering Event” today (Monday, April 27, 2009) at its Women’s Campus.
H.E. Fatima Obaid Al Jaber leads discussions on achievements of women engineers & their key role in the UAE’s industrial & social development at ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based institution dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, held the UAE’s historic “First Annual Women in Engineering Event” today (Monday, April 27, 2009) at its Women’s Campus.
Organized by ALHOSN’s Women in Engineering Club, the inaugural event’s theme was “The Role of Women in Civil Engineering”. The event’s distinguished guest speakers included H.E. Fatima Obaid Al Jaber, Chief Operating Officer, Al Jaber Group; Dr. Khaled Alloush, UN Resident Coordinator/UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident representative, UNDP UAE; and Dr. Reem Sabouni, Assistant Professor, ALHOSN University. The gathering marked the first time that experts, students and professionals gathered to specifically discuss the participation of women in the engineering field.
Dr. Reem Sabouni, Assistant Professor, ALHOSN University, said: “Women in the UAE and across the region have advanced significantly in the engineering fields as well as other key industries. We can observe greater confidence in a woman’s ability to lead, innovate and inspire. It is important that we continue to encourage women to strive to achieve their full potential. This inaugural meeting finally gives a voice to women engineers who continue to contribute greatly to the Emirates’ growth.”
ALHOSN University has been implementing several measures to encourage the entry of its female students into its engineering and other technical courses, among them being the recruitment of women professors. While there was no female in the engineering faculty in 2005, today the school employs five women doctors and three teaching assistants in its Faculty of Engineering.
ALHOSN recently launched four new graduate engineering programs, namely, Master in Buildings Engineering, Master in Engineering Management, Graduate Certificate in Buildings Engineering, and Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management. The University currently offers 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate accredited programs in three faculties, with a significant emphasis on engineering. All of ALHOSN’s programs are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE.