Dr. Mohit Vij, Associate Professor conducted a workshop on “Let's Embrace Eco-Tourism” at United International Private School, Dubai. He was invited as a speaker for the event “Green Week Celebration 2019” - an initiative of United International Private School towards raising awareness about the environment among school children. The workshop enlightened students about the concept of Eco-Tourism, its benefits to the environment and society, the major Eco-Tourism destinations in the UAE and the role of students in promoting environmentally friendly tourism.
Skyline University College is committed to enhancing the social and environmental well-being of the country through initiating and participating in such meaningful collaborations.
Skyline University College received an award during the Sharjah FDI Forum for being the event’s education partner. SUC Founder-Chairman, Mr. Kamal Puri accepted the award from His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on November 11, 2019, at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, Sharjah.
Also present were Mr. Nitin Anand, Vice-Chairman; Prof. Mohammad In’airat, Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa, Deputy Director for Government and Public Relations; Dr. Nizar Sahawneh, faculty member; and Mr. Bilal Banat, Assistant Manager for Business Development.
Organized by Sharjah FDI Office with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Sharjah FDI Forum is a platform that showcases the emirate to the business world.
To provide students insight into the corporate world, improve their interpersonal and analytical skills, and give them the opportunity to choose the prospective area of work, Skyline faculty members regularly take students for industry visits.
On November 11, 2019, Skyline students from the School of Business along with Dr. Shanmugan Joghee visited Dubai Refreshment and learn about the company’s logistics and supply chain management. This industry visit was made possible through SUC’s Corporate Affairs Office.
Skyline University College (SUC) warmly welcomed around 2000 students from 47 schools in the UAE at the 11th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival. The sportsfest commenced on November 2, 2019 and concluded on November 7, 2019. The students competed in various sports including football, cricket, basketball, volleyball, and table tennis.
The Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival is an annual event organized by SUC’s Sports Department, headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin, with an aim of creating a platform to inculcate in youth the spirit of teamwork and motivate them to live a healthy and active lifestyles.
The overall champion of 11th Inter-School Sports Festival 2019 is St. Mary’s Catholic High School Dubai with a total of 35 points.
42 students and faculty from Skyline University College (SUC) and schools from the UAE participated in the 67 minutes clean-up drive at Mamzar Beach organized by SUC in partnership with the South African Consulate General. This event was made possible through the efforts of Skyline faculty member Dr. Taleb Eli.
The Nelson Mandela International Day encourages people to work together for the good of humanity.
Skyline employees exhibit remarkable teamwork in the recent SUC Happy Hour. The Skyline team put up a valiant fight against the guest team Wesgreen International School in a cricket match.
The weekly Happy Hour is an initiative of the Human Resource Department (HRD) to provide a platform for faculty and staff to have fun and strengthen camaraderie.
SUC staff, see you on Thursday for the next Happy Hour activity!
We congratulate the participants of the Al Jawhara Women Economic Empowerment Training Program, an initiative of SCTDA (Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development Authority), for completing the training conducted by Skyline University College which took place at the Human Resources Authority, Khorfakkan from July 7 to 14, 2019 and at SUC campus from October 6 to 12, 2019. Sixty newly graduated Emirati women received their certificate and tour guide license in a graduation ceremony held on October 23, 2019 at Hilton Hotel, Sharjah. H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, graced the event.
During the training, the participants learned about the tourist destinations in Sharjah, the history and cultural heritage of the emirate and the UAE, harnessing soft skills, career path plan, women empowerment and entrepreneurship, the changing trends in tour guiding, the essentials of tourism and tour guiding, and first aid training.
As the month-long Breast Cancer Awareness campaign continues, the SUC Community Services team, headed by Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, organizes a workshop for the employees of Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai last October 17, 2019.
SUC faculty member, Dr. Sharon Mendoza-Dreisbach inspired the hotel employees by sharing her story of triumph over breast cancer and giving them knowledge on how to take care of themselves and what to do when they’re diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ms. Vagelyn Tumbaga Federico, the HR Director of the hotel, expressed her gratitude for the informative and educational talk that also enlightened the male employees as men can also develop breast cancer.
Skyline University College received an appreciation award for its participation at the National Services Exhibition in Abu Dhabi from the 13th until the 15th of October. H.E brigadier Obaid Al Mansouri, representing H.E. Shikeh Ahmed Bin Tahnon Al Nhayan who is the Chairman of the National Services Authority, presented the award and expressed his appreciation for Skyline University’s contribution, cooperation, and continued support to the national service members.
One of SUC’s special guests at the exhibition was H.E. Samuel Tan, Singapore's Ambassador to the UAE. The Skyline team introduced him to the programs of SUC in its School of Business and School of IT. Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa, Deputy Director for Public and Government Relations, along with other executives from SUC, extended an invitation to him to visit the campus.
Breast Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. The early detection and treatment of the disease increase the chances of survival and recovery. On that note, spreading awareness about breast cancer is important.
Skyline University College advocates awareness about this disease. To bring this awareness campaign beyond the classroom, the SUC Community Services Team, headed by Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, organized a talk at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Dubai. Dr. Mendoza-Dreisbach, a Skyline faculty member who herself is a breast cancer survivor, inspired the Filipino community with her courage by recounting her powerful story of triumph over the disease.
At the end of the talk, Labor Attaché, Atty. Felicitas Bay, expressed her gratitude to the Skyline community for its regular support to the Filipino community in the UAE. This event was made possible through collaboration with NMC Healthcare.
In celebration of the World Tourism Day, Skyline organized a panel discussion on the topic of “World Tourism Day –Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All.” Industry experts from the Tourism Affairs of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, DNATA, Royal Arabian, Hampton by Hilton, and ITL World were invited to share their insights on the travel and tourism sector.
The event was successfully planned and managed by the SUC student organizing team.
Mir Arafat Mohammed Monsur won the Gitex DFM Stock Game Competition on October 10, 2019 in Dubai. Mir, together with his mentor, Dr. Nizar Sahawneh, received the award from Mr. Ahmed Aljazeri, EVP and Head of Corporate Services of DFM.
The Skyline community is thrilled and proud to see its students accomplished great things. Congratulations, Mir Arafat!