Korea varsity offers programmes at Najah
Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2013
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has introduced a wide range of international cooperation programmes for Emirati engineers at the ongoing Najah education and careers fair in Abu Dhabi.
The new cooperation programmes from KAIST, which is ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities, are currently on offer at Najah 2013, concluding today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Dr Soon Heung Chang, professor of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering at KAIST, said that the programmes will open doors for Emirati students looking at pursuing a career in technology and engineering, and are an integral part of KAIST’s mandate to help the UAE reduce its dependency on traditional energy sources, while moving toward an alternative source of energy such as nuclear and renewable energy.
He said: “Since 2010 we have worked closely with Khalifa University to organise international cooperation programmes for Emirati students, who are looking at career opportunities in the technology, nuclear energy, and engineering sectors, and the feedback from students has been excellent.
“The UAE economy has experienced strong growth driven largely by its vibrant oil industry. We are aware, however, that the country is recognising the urgency to reduce their dependency on traditional energy sources and is taking initiatives to reduce its exposure on oil price volatility, to protect the country’s economy and save its oil reserves from depleting.
“Since Korea is at the forefront of nuclear technology and manpower development, we want to extend these exchange programmes to other UAE universities, and invite more Emirati students to benefit from our progressive education system, to eventually help the country build manpower and a strong foundation for developing low-carbon green growth industries.”
Students can source more information about KAIST’s international cooperation programmes and the cutting edge smart education systems introduced by the university, at the final day of Najah today with extended opening hours from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
Khurram Saeed, Najah exhibition director, said: “Attracting a record number of students over the first two days of the event, Najah has played an instrumental role in helping students search for the best higher education opportunities as well as bringing companies in contact with potential employees.
“Students and job-seekers were truly dedicated to finding competitive opportunities at the event that could maximise their skills and we’re extremely pleased that so many of our exhibitors have received strong interest from qualified candidates for their institutions or found potential new recruits at the event.” – TradeArabia News Service