Log In


Company Name : AURAK

Monday, March 20, 2017 9:15AM IST (3:45AM GMT)


AURAK Celebrates 6th Annual Global Day

Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), has celebrated one of its most-anticipated annual events; its 6th Global Day.


This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170319005043/en/

Students from AURAK's Palestinian community perform on stage (Photo: ME NewsWire)

Students from AURAK's Palestinian community perform on stage (Photo: ME NewsWire)

AURAK, which boasts a student body of 49 nationalities from across the six inhabited continents, saw its campus flooded by a vibrant festival of color and sound, attracting visitors from across Ras Al Khaimah and beyond., demonstrating the extent to which AURAK has established itself as a regional hub in terms of education and culture.


A mini village which was established, consisting of booths serving traditional food and displaying cultural artefacts, included several countries from across the Middle East and North Africa region, such as the UAE, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Syria, as well as a diverse range of other nations, including Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan and the United States.


Speaking at the event, while wearing an outfit celebrating his Cherokee heritage, Dr. Lee ‘Rusty’ Waller, dean of student services and enrollment management, stated, “Global Day is one of our most important events in terms of cultural exchange. This represents a means to get to know one another and to learn to appreciate each other’s culture. Through this, we learn how to understand and work together.”


Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, the university’s president, echoed these sentiments, claiming, “This is one of the university events that I am always looking forward to. I am extremely proud of the diversity we have at AURAK. It is important to celebrate cultures other than our own, and to promote understanding and acceptance. As our university grows I hope to see even more nationalities represented here.”


Prof. Al Alkim was also keen to stress how this year’s Global Day is a sign of the university’s development, pointing out, “Five years ago I witnessed this event for the first time as AURAK president. What we have now does not compare. Our student body has increased tenfold and the campus has expanded dramatically. What we have achieved in this short time is remarkable, but we are only just getting started. There is much more to come.”


The celebrations ran deep into the evening, with traditional performances, music and dancing, and other exhibitions of national heritage.


*Source: ME NewsWire





Click here for Media Contact Details
CONTACTS : AURAKEóin Brown, +971-55-340-4179Public Relations Assistanteoin.brown@aurak.ac.ae

More News from AURAK

22/03/2017 4:45PM

AURAK Signs MoU With Hungarian University

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pázmány Péter Catholic University, becoming the Hungarian institution’s first partner within ...

09/01/2017 4:33PM

AURAK and UAE Space Agency Sign Partnership Agreement

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Space Agency in the federal institution’s head office in Abu Dhabi.   This Smart News Release features ...

07/12/2016 7:44PM

IEEE Conference Launched in Ras Al Khaimah

The 5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA 2016), sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), was today launched in Ras Al Khaimah in the ...

Similar News

30/03/2017 7:10PM

News Services Group Receives an Award of Appreciation From AURAK President

News Services Group (NSG), represented by its CEO Mr. Tony AbiHanna, received today an award of appreciation from the President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, for its ...

No Image

30/03/2017 6:17PM Image

RPL (Apparel) Launched by IL&FS Skills in Poppys Knitwear Pvt Ltd, Karnataka

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd (IL&FS Skills), a joint initiative of IL&FS Education & National Skills Development Corporation, launched Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme for Sewing Machine ...