The United Arab Emirates Higher Education and Scientific Research Commission of Academic Accreditation has approved the NYIT-Abu Dhabi Instructional Technology program. NYIT-Abu Dhabi will begin offering a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Instructional Technology this fall. Read more about this new program offering.
NYIT co-sponsored and participated in the recent Al Ain Education and Career Fair (AECF), which took place 28-30 April at the Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain, U.A.E. The three-day fair, which helps young people prepare for higher education and careers, was inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the U.A.E.’s minister of culture, youth, and community development (pictured, right, greeting NYIT Admissions Officer Ms. Manar Odeh).
On an otherwise ordinary day in March, Electrical and Computer Engineering students Nicole Gutierrez and Nicole Dunn (both class of 2014) received an email that contained a big surprise: the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS), Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., was inviting them both to attend NYIT’s first Global Cybersecurity Conference, to take place in Abu Dhabi on 26 March. “It was really unexpected!” said Gutierrez. The students were chosen based on recommendations from their professors and Dean Anid. More.
NYIT hosted its first Global Cybersecurity Conference today in Abu Dhabi. Focusing on the theme, "National and Corporate Threats, Protection, and Education," it convened cyber defense professionals, information technologists, business executives, and educators from the Middle East, North America, Asia, and Africa. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, U.A.E. minister of culture, youth, and community development, participated in the event. President Guiliano gave opening remarks at the conference. He noted universities need to "ensure that organizations have the talent to manage risk and a workforce that can spot the potential for risk."
NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., was among a select group of government and community leaders who gathered last night at the Emirates Palace Hotel to honor “the Mother of the Emirates,” Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. In a brief speech, President Guiliano discussed the values of education and striving for excellence that NYIT shares with HH Sheikha Fatima. Sheikha Fatima is the widow of the U.A.E.’s founding president, Sheikh Zayed, and is herself a global leader in women’s education. A brief NYIT-produced video, in addition to President Guiliano’s personal statement, noted the impact Sheikha Fatima’s work has had on the U.A.E. and on women across the world.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT- Abu Dhabi) hosted the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank's Bloodmobile for a campus blood donation day on 5 March 2014. Authorities from the blood bank, associated with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), supported the event by sending nursing staff to NYIT's Muroor Road campus to collect blood from NYIT's students and staff.