To expose students to various insights and perspectives and give them opportunities to learn something new, SUC faculty members regularly invite industry experts and professionals outside the academe to give lectures to students. On that note, Ms. Anuja Upadhya, a psychologist, gave a lecture on Pro-Social Behavior and Helping to Skyliners taking a Psychology course. Ms. Upadhya engaged the students in interactive activities to deepen their understanding of the topic.
Yesterday, Skyline University College hosted a cricket match between Sri Lankan Embassy, Abu Dhabi, and Sri Lankan Consulate, Dubai. Sri Lankan Ambassador H.E. Majintha Jayesinghe and Sri Lankan Consul General H.E. Charita Yottagada graced the sporting event. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mohammad In’airat, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mr. Rakesh Gaur; and Head of Sports, Mr. Sanjay Benjamin welcomed the guests and the athletes.
56 students from 14 universities across the UAE participated in the 5th Innovation Exhibition, which was held at SUC campus on November 21, 2019. The students showcased innovative prototypes and presented pioneering ideas that can benefit society, from Smart Library to Smart School Bus, Smart Mirror, and Child Protection Device in a Vehicle, among others. Skyline students, Hamza and Shoaib, also participated in the competition with their innovative Potable Water by Condensation prototype. RTA also showcased their Tesla Model X all-electric SUV during the event.
The Innovation Exhibition is an annual activity that Skyline organizes to encourage students to be creative and innovative, and promote healthy competition.
Healthcare and Well-being – An Enhanced Vehicle Fire Alarm Safety System Based on Internet of Things, Middle East College
Sensor Networks – Smart IOT Safety and Security, HCT Abu Dhabi Men’s College
Auto Vehicle Fueling System, Emirates Science Club
The highlights of the the 2nd day of the ICD-2019 were the panel discussions on FINTECH, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovative Disruptions. The panelists were tech experts from some of UAE’s leading organizations:
Ms. Anwaar Al Shimmari, Executive Director of innovation & President of 4th Industrial Revolution & AI Team in MOID, Dubai; Mr. Xavier Anglada, Managing Director, Accenture Digital and Innovation Lead; Mr. Panjak Asthaana, VP-Digital Payments and Labs (MENA) at Mastercard; Mr. Surendra Shetty, Chief Information Officer, UAE Exchange; Mr. Ahmed Kabbany, Middle East, Corporate Affairs Regional Manager of Cisco System; Ms. Subela Bhatia, Regional Director of META; Mr. Ajay Singh, Regional Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); Mr. Jahangir Ahmad, Managing Director of NETS International; Mr. Anas Taraben, Head of ICT, Dubai Refreshment; and Mr. Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer of Jacky’s Business Solutions. The 2nd day of the international conference concluded with a Dubai Mall tour.
Emir of Kano and Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, His Highness Sarkin Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, visited Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE on November 17, 2019. His Highness was warmly welcomed by SUC Vice-Chairman and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mohammad In’airat, the executives, faculty, students, and staff of SUC.
The Vice-Chairman, Vice-Chancellor, and Director for Marketing and Communications, Mr. Rakesh Gaur gave him a tour around the campus and updated him about Skyline University College and the plans for the university.
A guest lecture was arranged for the BBA Marketing and Retail students of Dr. Shanmugan Joghee on November 12, 2019. Mr. Usman, Head Team Lead for Consumer Banking at Mashreq Bank, gave a talk on Consumer Behavior.
This guest lecture is regularly organized by SUC to expose students to various insights and perspectives and give them opportunities to learn new.
With the goal of teaching students to think creatively and appreciate the value of innovation, Skyline University College, through its Teaching Effectiveness Committee, partnered with INJAZ, a non-profit organization which delivers experiential volunteer-based programs in Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy to the youth, delivered a workshop designed for Innovation students on November 11, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Skyline campus, Sharjah.
Over a hundred students from Sharjah American International School came to Skyline University College on November 5, 2019, for the “Changing the Gear Workshop.” Skyline faculty members Dr. Kakul Agha and Dr. Peter Svoboda gave a session on Creativity and Innovation, and Mr. Tauqeer talked about robotics.
Changing the Gear is a regular workshop conducted by Skyline University College as part of its initiatives of equipping the young generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a technology-driven future.
The SUC community gathered together for the flag-raising ceremony at SUC campus on November 3, 2019. The Vice-Chairman Mr. Nitin Anand, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mohammad In’airat, hoisted the UAE flag along with the members of Academic Affairs Committee and Dr. Nizar Sahawneh.
SUC participates annually in the country’s flag-raising ceremony to honor and show its appreciation for the UAE and its leaders.
To the citizens of this country, may your flag continue to fly high and proud!
FDP (Faculty Development Program) is a platform to cultivate an environment where teachers learn from each other and become lifelong learners. It is an initiative of the different committees at Skyline to ensure that faculty members continue to deliver quality and innovative education.
In the recent FDP meeting, the Research Committee members, Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Dr. Raid Al-Adaileh, and Dr. Sakkthivel A.M discussed various research themes; in an FDP training session Dr. John Senior of the Teaching Effectiveness Committee trained faculty in building responsive e-learning courses with Articulate Rise.
Upholding an ethical culture at workplace is vital. The role of ethics in finance should be instilled in the young generation. And what better way to do this than by letting students listen to real-life experiences of an industry expert from the Banking Sector. On that note, Dr. Kakul Agha recently invited Mr. Robin Antony, Assistant Vice President for Loyalty Program at ADCB, to talk about "Ethics in the Banking Sector" in her Business Ethics class.
SUC faculty members regularly invite industry experts and leaders to have an interface with the students to expose them to out-of-the-box ideas, new insights, and prepare them for the professional world.
#TEDxSkylineUniversityCollege successfully organized a thought-provoking conference on “Shaping the Future.” Seven speakers from various industries have inspired a crowd of 100 engaged Skyline community members at the first TEDxSkylineUniversityCollege.
"To navigate the future, we need to be focused on the present," says speaker H.E. Rashid Alleem, founder and CEO of Alleem Knowledge Center and the Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority. H.E. Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, the CEO of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) discussed the technology and innovations in the UAE that are changing the industry. Speaker H.E Sara Al Madani, a serial entrepreneur, shared her experiences as a leader and entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of company culture to entrepreneurial success. Mr. Derrick Lynton Best, Radio Producer, and Social Media Influencer, talked about the types of parenting and how they shape the future generations; Dr. Sana Sajan, Director of Danube Welfare Center, discussed how happiness is linked to human’s genetic makeup; and Mr. Mohamed Amine Belarbi, Co-founder & CEO of VUL9 Security Solutions and Co-Founder and COO of RealEDU, talked about the inevitability of the merging of technology and humans, creating Human 2.0.