Ahmed bin Saeed attends graduation ceremony of Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai

Release Date: 05 Jul 2022


H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), has attended the graduation ceremony of students of the Rochester Institute of Technology-Dubai (RIT-Dubai), the Dubai campus of the leading US university located at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), held at the new campus in DSO.

Sheikh Ahmed commended the RIT’s successful track record and its active contribution to enhancing Dubai’s status as a preferred global destination for the talented, creative, and innovative minds that are designing a better future for mankind.

He also lauded the Emiratisation rate seen across the science, technology, engineering, and math specialties and efforts aimed at empowering local talent through the nation’s universities and educational institutions. He highlighted that through its partnership with RIT, DIEZ is keen on enhancing the contribution of talented and creative individuals to realising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the global economic and digital hub for talent, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

The ceremony saw the participation of Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RIT-Dubai, Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Executive Chairman of DIEZA, Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dr. Ellen Granberg, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at RIT New York, Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President of RIT-Dubai, and the proud parents of the graduates alongside several academics and officials.

During the academic year 2021-2022, the Rochester Institute of Technology-Dubai graduated 229 students across its Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

Among the graduates were several officers of the Dubai Police force, attaining a Professional Diploma in Data Analytics with a focus on Public Safety and Security. The programme is based on a holistic educational experience, where theory and practice are fully integrated, enhancing operational efficiency and advancing data analytics tools.

The total number of RIT-Dubai graduates in bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes and diplomas since 2010 has reached 1,475, all of whom studied in future-proof fields, in line with the demands of the job market of a knowledge- and innovation-based economy.

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