Wednesday 27 May 2020

Enec CEO gets top Korean honorary doctorate

DUBAI, May 25, 2019

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said its chief executive Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi has been granted a honorary doctorate by Ajou University, a leading engineering university in South Korea.
This was in recognition of Al Hammadi’s commitment to excellence in engineering, energy, and his role in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme to improve relations between the UAE and South Korea, said a statement from Enec.
Ajou University is one of the leading research universities in Engineering, Energy, and Information Technology. It was established in 1973 and was the first higher education center in South Korea to open a dedicated center to energy. 
The University counts with 14,000 students and is on track to deliver its Vision 2023 to become the best University in Asia in the 21st century.
The Honorary Doctorate ceremony took place at the Ajou campus in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, about 30 km south of Seoul. 
Abdullah Saif Ali Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to South Korea, witnessed the ceremony together with Ajou University Board members, graduate students, South Korean Government officials, and academia.
Speaking at the ceremony, Al Hammadi thanked the leadership of the Abu Dhabi Government for the honour of serving his country through the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme. 
He also highlighted the transformational role that the program has had in the consolidation of bilateral relations between the UAE and Korea, while providing careers in nuclear energy to the next generation of Emirati leaders, as well as jobs to Korean professionals.
"This recognition is a testament to the UAE and its focus on the development of specialized skills and knowledge, and encouraging the exchange of expertise to support next generation of Emirati leaders," remarked Al Hammadi. 
"This is a result of the unwavering commitment by our wise leadership to develop capabilities and advance technology and innovation in the UAE," he stated.
Ajou University President Hyungju Park said Al Hammadi is the eighth public figure to receive such a distinguished honour. 
President Park also highlighted the potential for further collaboration in the field of energy, electricity economics and artificial intelligence, three areas where Ajou University leads research and development in South Korea. 
He also invited Al Hammadi to become an ambassador for energy, electricity economics, and artificial intelligence and to represent the University globally.-TradeArabia News Service


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