Several of them were impressed with the programs offered by Abu Dhabi–based ALHOSN University, which recently earned accreditation from the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), a US accreditor of college and university programs in applied sciences, computing, engineering and technology. ALHOSN is the first private university in Abu Dhabi to receive ABET accreditation for its Civil Engineering program and the only one in the entire UAE to be officially recognized by ABET for its Industrial and Software Engineering programs.
ALHOSN agreed that there was a significant lack of awareness on Al Gharbia’s development plans. The university also shared concerns over the lack of education and career advisory services, the high number of student drop-outs and the lack of scholarship programs as well as sponsorship to education programs. Another challenge tackled was the irrelevance of existing education programs. ALHOSN noted that its philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ suited Al Gharbia’s efforts to expand its educational domain and broaden its commercial base without compromising its unique cultural heritage.
An exclusive seminar titled ‘ALHOSN@-a-Glance’ will be conducted by ALHOSN on the first day at 6:30 p.m. The university will present its philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ and explain how its world-class curricula prepared by North American educators are well-suited for the region’s evolving job markets. Representatives will also touch on ALHOSN’s various advocacies such as increasing female enrollment in technical programs and molding socially-responsible citizens.