Canadian University Dubai (CUD) delivers an outstanding educational journey, securing its position as the #1 ranked university in Dubai for the third consecutive year, as per the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings 2024. The ranking highlights excellence in teaching, facilities, programs, research, and employability, with an emphasis on sustainability. CUD’s top-ranking achievements are demonstrated ‘through the eyes of the students’, where students showcase their projects at international exhibitions and conferences, earn prestigious awards, fulfill outstanding internships, and evolve into thriving entrepreneurs or business leaders.
A team of students present ‘Agri-Connect’ at a major global technology event
Computer Engineering and Computational Science students from the School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology excelled, winning the Future Disruptors Program 2023 competition organised by Software AG. The competition secured them a position to showcase their project at a major global technology event in Dubai, GITEX.
Their project Agri-Connect showcased innovative IoT solutions for enhancing the health and efficiency of building operations. Speaking about his experience at GITEX, Moustafa Sherif, participating in the Agri-Connect project, and a student in CUD’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program, reflects, saying, “It was a fantastic experience. Making a ton of connections with professionals from many industries was significant. Having this experience has greatly influenced the way I view my future professional goals and ambitions.”
Student graduation project in Interior Design receives prestigious award in the MENA Region
Alumna, Mariya Ghanchi, received the prestigious Highly Commended award for the Commercia Student Interior Design Concept of the Year, at the Interior Design Awards 2023, for Middle East and North Africa. Mariya's award-winning concept, titled The Oasis Student Hub is her graduation project during her final year of the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.
On claiming her trophy Mariya says, “Such a milestone would not have been possible without the exceptional guidance and mentorship of my professors at CUD. I’m grateful for their support and valuable expertise, which has played a key role in shaping my identity as a practising Interior Designer today.”
Journalism student shines in internship
During Athiq Syed’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Digital Media and Journalism studies at CUD, he successfully completed an internship through CUD's Career Services and Internship Office, for placement at The Weber Shandwick Collective, a strategic communications and consulting network agency. Speaking about his internship at TWSC, he says, “Entering the industry as an intern has been an exceptional journey for my personal and professional development. I had the opportunity to engage with contracts affiliated with prominent organisations such as Netflix, McDonald's, Skylands, Uber, and Cafu.”
From a sustainable farming project to an entrepreneurial venture
Alumnus, Farouk Dalhatu, has transformed his undergraduate engineering project into a successful sustainable farming enterprise, all while continuing with his education to the Master of Business Administration program. Known as Al Zira’a Tech, the business is headquartered in Farouk’s homeland in Africa, where he is introducing local farmers to technologies that promote agricultural best practices. Farouk said, “The idea was to merge integrated farming with precision farming techniques, and support farmers to adopt technology and develop sustainable farming best practices. The project was well-received in several student competitions through CUD, so I took my idea back to my home country and set up a business.”
At the core of the state-of-the-art facilities and campus, are its people – that are committed to excellence in education. CUD, a leading university in the UAE, is home to internationally recognised and qualified academic experts. Aligned with this diversity, the larger-than-life campus is a multi-cultural hub to over 120 student nationalities. The dynamic and inclusive learning environment aspires to ‘inspire minds and transform lives’, through explorative journeys of innovative learning experiences.
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