Dubai, UAE, 25 May 2021 - Emirates Aviation University (EAU), the education arm of The Emirates Group and region’s leading aviation university, has celebrated its 31st graduation ceremony - the first to be held virtually.
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, the EAU commemorated the graduation of over 600 students who have successfully completed their postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines including: aviation management, aeronautical engineering, aviation safety/security, logistics and supply chain management, software engineering and aircraft maintenance engineering.
Amongst the graduating cohort were 129 Emirates sponsored students including employees pursuing further qualifications in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Software Engineering, Air Transport Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Graduates as well as their friends and families joined the online ceremony from over 50 countries.
Professor Ahmad Al Ali, Emirates Aviation University Vice-Chancellor said: “This has been a year unlike any other. The pandemic has been tough for everyone at a human level, and I would like to recognise the enormous effort that my colleagues and our students have made over the past year.
“Our transition to a virtual campus has been swift and successful, thanks to the combined efforts and resilience of our students, faculty members and administrative staff. On behalf of the EAU faculty, I heartily congratulate all our graduates for their achievements and wish them the best of luck in the next phase of their life journeys.”
Since March 2020, lectures and theoretical classes at the EAU are being delivered via interactive e-learning platforms, while practical classes, workshops/labs and final examinations are held on Campus while observing strict health and safety protocols mandated by the Ministry of Education.
Established in 1991, Emirates Aviation University is the academic wing of the Emirates Group; a global travel and tourism conglomerate known worldwide for their commitment to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of business.
The University is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and the Human Development Authority and offers an extensive range of educational opportunities designed to provide students with the best aviation related specializations. Students can choose from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that combine the highest standard of academics with the latest development in the field of aviation.