Ahmed bin Tahnoun Attends the Graduation of
Al Nokhba Program of the National Service at
Graduates Worked on Projects in Aerospace, Smart Robotics Systems, Data Science, Blockchain, Biotechnology, Advanced Water Technologies, Information and Communications, and Nuclear Energy.
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 June 2022 – Major General Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces attended the graduation ceremony of the fourth batch of Al Nokhba Program of the National Service from Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
The graduation ceremony marked the successful completion of the months-long courses as well as research and academic commitments in several fields ranging from biotechnology, aerospace, nuclear, robotics, and data science, in addition to artificial intelligence (A.I.)
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “Congratulations to the National Service graduates for their success and achievements. This graduation ceremony and the Al Nokhba program reflect the expanding cooperation between Khalifa University and the National Service in academic, scientific and research areas. This outstanding group of Al Nokhba graduates are now provided with progressive learning materials in a number of scientific and technical subjects, suitably equipped to develop effective technical, theoretical and practical solutions based on the latest technologies. We believe they will continue to contribute to the UAE and the wider global community with their creativity, and innovation.”
The fourth edition of the Al Nokhba program successfully trained the National Service students in research and innovation, building foundational knowledge and hands-on skills in several fields. Their projects covered aerospace, biotechnology, advanced water technology, information and communication technologies, blockchain, nuclear energy, data science, as well as robotics and autonomous systems.
During their research activities at Khalifa University, the Al Nokhba graduates have contributed to further improving the Khalifa University Autonomous Vehicle that currently operates within the Sas Al Nakhl Campus. They have also successfully participated in regional and international competitions, won awards and acknowledgements for the UAE and for Khalifa University.
Khalifa University’s Outreach Office and the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute coordinate with each other to manage the unique Al Nokhba program by providing the Al Nokhba recruits with progressive learning materials in a number of scientific and technical subjects.
The Al Nokhba program aims to prepare recruits for postgraduate studies by providing the participants with relevant coursework, and helps to strengthen the technical capabilities of UAE national engineers. It also enables representation of the UAE in international competitions, involvement in scientific research and publishing research findings at scientific forums.
This year, Khalifa University has developed a new program called Tomooh for National Service that targets high school graduates, selected on the basis of their grades approved by the university in English Language EmSAT, Mathematics and Physics.