First UOWD Emirati student awarded DBA degree during 31st Graduation Ceremony

First UOWD Emirati student awarded DBA degree during 31st Graduation Ceremony

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently conferred degrees to 292 graduates from across all faculties during their 31st Graduation Ceremony. It also celebrated awarding its 3rd Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree to the first UOWD Emirati student.

Held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the ceremony was attended by special guest of honour, His Excellency, Gerard Seeber, Senior Trade Commissioner MENA, Australian Trade Commission and Consul General in Dubai who delivered the keynote speech, Ms Marisa Mastroianni, Group CEO and Managing Director, UOW Enterprises, Professor Charles Areni, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, UOW (Australia), academic and professional staff, friend and family.

In his opening speech, Professor Mohamed-Vall M.Salem Zein, President of UOWD said: “Today, we are very proud to gather here to witness outstanding graduates in various fields stepping with confidence into professional careers and ready to contribute to society”.

“It’s great to see UOWD grow from strength to strength, especially in developing new course work, a new approach to the region, and most recently in announcing the building of an expanded campus in Dubai. The University makes an eminent mark internationally through the growth of its alumni network and academic credentials. I would like to congratulate the graduating class on their accomplishments, and also acknowledge the teaching staff who have contributed to the success of their students and the institution”, commented H.E Gerard Seeber

Celebrating with the University were the friends and family of Khaled Ahmed Alawi Ali AlMansoori, who was the first Emirati student to be awarded the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree at UOWD as well as Suhair M.H. Hamouri from Jordania who was awarded the University’s second Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Since the beginning of 2016, UOWD delivered two PhD and three DBA graduates with a few more students expected to complete their doctoral degrees by Autumn this year. Read More