Al Ain University organizes the Engineering Sustainability Forum 2023


Al Ain University (AAU) represented by the College of Engineering (CoE), organized the AAU Forum for Sustainability in Engineering 2023, which aims to raise awareness on various sustainable engineering topics by bringing researchers, professors, engineers and students together under one roof to share their knowledge and experiences from various engineering fields, emphasizing the motto that was raised for this year, "Today for tomorrow".

The forum was attended by Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, Prof. Amer Qasem, AAU Vice President (Abu Dhabi Campus), Dr. Qutaiba Al Thebyan, Dean of the CoE, Dr. Faten Kharabat, Deputy Dean of the CoE, and a number of academic staffs, students and visitors.

The forum included a number of discussion sessions that contribute to empowering a new generation of pioneering creative engineers, presented by a group of keynote speakers, Dr. Hashem Hamed AlMansoori- (Expert Advisor on ICT and S-Gov., to the G. Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment). Eng. Abdel Aleem Khan (Specialist - Policies & Environment Urban Policies – Planning & Infrastructure Sector – DMT) And, Mr. Rafael Villalona (CEO of CEMEX UAE and Country Director of CEMEX EMEA).

The AAU President stated that this forum is a component of Al Ain University's efforts towards promoting sustainability in the UAE, as per the directives of the wise leadership to attain sustainable development. Al Ain University is dedicated to addressing developmental, environmental, and sustainability issues by arranging seminars, conferences, and scientific competitions, as well as advancing scientific research that aligns with the objectives of sustainable development.

Moreover, the forum included a competition for university students across the UAE from a variety of engineering fields, where they competed by presenting scientific posters with sustainable engineering ideas to a jury of professionals and academics.

A number of institutions and entities participated in an exhibition organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs (Abu Dhabi Campus) on the sidelines of the forum entitled "Together towards a better future by achieving sustainable development goals", during which they reviewed some of the most important initiatives and projects implemented to achieve sustainable development goals.

such as: Emirates Red Crescent, Zayed Foundation People of Determination, Emirates Scouts Association, Tadweer, Bawabat Al Sharq Bakery Equipment Factory / Milieu / Cemex / Mediclinic.


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