- The hackathon saw the participation of over 750 students divided into 100 representing over 57 leading schools in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, UAE: To coincide with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted its second annual College of Engineering Hackathon to continue providing students with valuable opportunities, real-world specific challenges. Hackathons provide an exceptional learning experience that fosters innovation and hone problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills among high school students.
The event saw impressive participation, with more than 750 students divided into 100 teams representing 57 schools competing against the clock to tackle sustainable development challenges with innovative solutions and help achieve the 17th UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). This year’s event provides an additional avenue for Cycle 2 students to sow the early seeds of future thinkers with a sustainable mindset. In addition, the top ten schools were recognized for their excellence in the competition and received awards and trophies from ADU.
By empowering young people to shape a sustainable future, the Hackathon aligns with ADU’s sustainability goals and demonstrates the UAE’s commitment to environmental stewardship, social progress and the growth of the nation’s knowledge-based economy. The competition advances ADU’s efforts in sustainability education and research, while developing future engineers who can meet sustainability challenges.
Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University (ADU)said: “We are delighted to see the growing popularity of the competition and witness the great interest in sustainability among our next generation. We have been inspired by the quick thinking of the participants in creating such brilliant ideas, which helps As we build a better future for future generations. At ADU, we remain committed to providing students with the tools and resources necessary to become impactful leaders. We thank all participating schools, ADU organizing committees, volunteers , mentors and our sponsors for their invaluable support during the competition. We look forward to seeing you all next year.”
The Faculty of Engineering is the largest engineering college in the UAE. It offers a range of engineering and technology programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with new and innovative programs constantly being introduced. The Faculty’s mission is to produce high caliber graduates and innovative applied research to meet the developmental needs of the UAE, the region and the international community.
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About Abu Dhabi University:
Abu Dhabi University (ADU), one of the region’s leading academic institutions and one of the top three universities in the UAE in the Times Higher Education rankings, works in line with the UAE Government’s national agenda, delivering internationally recognized academic programs and world-class Research. Established in 2003, the university has campuses in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Al Dhafra and enrolls more than 7,500 students from over 100 nationalities. ADU is divided into the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Health Sciences, offering more than 50 interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs.
Known for its cutting-edge, internationally recognized programmes, Abu Dhabi University graduates are highly employable and can work in high positions and continue their studies at universities and other prestigious institutions. ADU provides its diverse faculty and students with world-class resources, facilities and learning opportunities to foster innovation and support researchers in generating knowledge and solving research-based questions. The University has strong international partnerships with leading academic institutions and public and private sector organisations. ADU has institutional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WASC), and is ranked 301-350 among world universities according to the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and has a 2022 QS Star Rating. Abu Dhabi University is one of the first three universities in the UAE to receive prestigious accreditation at the institutional, faculty or subject level.
Weber Shandwick, Abu Dhabi University