NatGeo magazine kicks off UAE varsity tour
Abu Dhabi, March 1, 2011
National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine has launched its first tour of UAE universities and Higher Colleges of Technology tour that will showcase an exclusive photo exhibition.
Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, today inaugurated the tour at Abu Dhabi Women’s College, which is the first stop on the tour that includes nearly 26 universities and institutes across the Emirates.
The campaign aims to introduce students to the amazing world of science and the natural wonders that are documented in National Geographic’s award winning photography, while motivating them to be more aware of their environment.
Mohamed Al Hammadi, editor in chief of National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine, said: “National Geographic Al Arabiya is committed to educating the UAE and the wider region on the importance of environmental awareness, and through this tour we hope to extend our important conservation message to new audiences.”
Al Hammadi continued: “The inaugural university and Higher Colleges of Technology tour has been developed to inspire students, as well as the general public, to think differently about the world we live in and encourage them to take greater interest in science by providing them with a unique source of entertaining scientific and environmental knowledge.”
At each stop on the tour, National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine will display its unique photo exhibition, as well as host a series of lectures and Q&A seminars with Al Hammadi and a range of local industry leaders.
Students are invited to view the exhibition and participate in the seminars free of charge.
There is also an opportunity for students to enter a special National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine competition, and win a trip for two to a surprise destination. National Geographic Al Arabiya is also offering the students a special subscription rate for the magazine.
The tour will travel across the UAE from March till the end of this year, visiting a selection of universities and institutes in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Ain. – TradeArabia News Service