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United Arab Emirates Students attend University Engineering Summer School

21 August 13


From the 11 to 26 August, 48 students from the Institute of Applied Technology, a UAE government technical school with campuses located across all Emirates, will be travelling to the UK to attend a University of Bradford summer school.

The purpose of the internship program is to give industrial training for high school students in the areas of engineering and technology so that they will proceed in this career in the future.

The group of students will be hosted by the University’s School of Engineering Design and Technology where they will engage in unique engineering projects, such as: building a rocket powered car with engineers from Cummins Turbo Technologies; designing and racing hovercrafts with engineers and students from the University, alongside more formal lectures and learning activities.

Professor John Allport, Cummins Turbo Technologies, comments: “Cummins is committed to engaging and inspiring the next generation as they are the future of the engineering industry. As a global company, we are pleased to work with our partners at the University of Bradford to extend this encouragement to their guests from the UAE”

Jack Bradley, Engineering Lecturer at Bradford and Lead Developer of the Summer School, says: “The main idea behind the summer school is to inspire students about engineering and science and give them a chance to experience learning in a different cultural context. This project will expose students to the fantastic Bradford campus, facilities and the City hopefully making Bradford a prime choice for their study destination upon graduation from the school.”

Luba Kulikova, International Manager for the University of Bradford, states “The UAE is developing its educational landscape and summer schools of this type highlight the UAE as a forward thinking country wishing to expand the education and employment horizons of its younger population”.

Alongside the learning activities the students will be visiting key locations across Bradford and Yorkshire, including a guided tour of Saltaire, a trip to the Media Museum, a visit to York and a Civic Reception with the Lord Mayor Khadim Hussain.

The University of Bradford has a Middle East Regional Office based in Dubai from which the relationship with the Institute of Applied Technology began. Ismat Abu Shihab, Head of the Middle East Regional Office comments: “The Summer School will leave a positive impact on students currently studying at the UAE Institute of Applied Technology including increased confidence, greater independence and altered life perspectives.

“It will also give staff and students at Bradford the opportunity to learn about the fast growing UAE and its fascinating culture. We value our close working relationship with the UAE Institute of Applied Technology and we look forward to be involved in other projects that inspire both institutions academics and students.”

The summer school has been organised and coordinated by IQ Education Consultants who are ethical professionals based in the UAE. They have helped place quality students into some of the Top ranking Universities in the UK for their under graduate and post graduate studies.

A part of their working profile includes organising summer programs rich with activities, targeting students interested in pursuing their career into Engineering and Technology. Mr Pinto Tony heading the Marketing at IQEC has gone all out to coordinate with the Schools in the UAE and The University of Bradford to ensure that the students on this summer program gain exposure and knowledge about hands- on practices to support their future careers.

21 August 13

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