Her Highness Sheikh Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairwoman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Member of the Dubai Council, confirmed that Dubai is committed to creating infrastructure, programs and institutions that embrace creators and innovators now and in the future, noting that the Dubai Institute for Design and Innovation consolidates the Emirate’s position is a global hub for the design, creativity and industry of the future, and offers the highly skilled professional job market.
This came as Her Highness attended the graduation ceremony of the first group of students from the Institute of Design and Innovation in Dubai, who received a bachelor’s degree in multi-track design, which was organized at the Museum of the Future in Dubai . Her Highness congratulated the graduates, considering receiving this diploma, which is the first of its kind in the region, as a new achievement that increases the prospects for the development of the cultural and creative sector. She expressed to everyone her sincere wishes for success in using what they have learned in creating the future.
Her Highness, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, said: “We are overwhelmed with feelings of pride and arrogance at the moment, which represents a bright new point in Dubai’s record of achievement and there is no doubt that the Institute of Dubai Design and Innovation, offering the first multidisciplinary design program in the Middle East of its kind, is one of the many pioneer programs that embody the emirati pioneering thought.
Her Highness added: “In pursuit of empowering the cultural and creative sector and making it a pillar of Dubai’s economy, we are always keen to create the right infrastructure, programs and institutions that embrace creators and innovators now and in it the future and help them. achieve development, growth and prosperity, not only in the creative community in Dubai, but also in the region and beyond. The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation reflects our successful efforts to develop the cultural and creative system in Dubai, starting with our young creators forming the backbone of the sector’s future in the UAE.
The graduation ceremony was attended by the Director General of the Dubai Development Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, Malik Al Malik, Director General of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Hala Badri, President of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, Mohammed Abdullah, and Executive Dean of Parsons College of Design, Dr. Rachel Schreiber. , Dean of the Institute of Design and Innovation in Dubai, Hani Asfour, in addition to officials and strategic partners of the institute, including representatives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the new Parsons College of Design in New York, who collaborated with the institute to design its global curriculum.
For his part, Malik Al Malik said: “Wise leadership laid a solid foundation for a knowledge-based economy and at the core of these foundations was education that enables young people to face the opportunities and challenges of the future.” He stressed that “the future is for competencies that possess design concepts and applications that integrate technological solutions, entrepreneurial principles, social responsibility and the ability to make strategic decisions. Therefore, since the beginning of the institute, we have been inclined to create an academic environment that is in line with the extraordinary technological development our world is experiencing rapid transformations that contribute to the support of the Labor Market in the region has specialized competencies that are capable of technologies and tools of the future, as well as for entrepreneurship in different sectors. ”
For his part, Muhammad Abdullah said: “The graduation of the first group of the institute is a historic moment in his career and an important step in our efforts to develop creative sectors and contribute to the promotion of the knowledge economy. I see in this remarkable accumulates a great ambition and passion and looks forward to contribute to the advancement of societies through innovative solutions to the most salient challenges facing our region and the world at large.
He added about the value and impact of design: “The importance of design has become clear in many aspects of our lives, and has become indispensable in every sector and holds the keys to promising opportunities. We are proud to be an integral part of Dubai and the Emirates The United Arab Emirates is marching in the fields of innovation and creativity, and we look forward to continuing. ”
The graduation ceremony for the first group of students from the Institute of Design and Innovation in Dubai was the culmination of four years of effort, which included developing and implementing the latest curricula and academic experiences working closely with strategic partners globally and locally, and under the supervision of a group of academics specializing in the fields of design, technology and similar fields offered by the Institute.
Latifa bint Muhamed:
• “We are overwhelmed with feelings of pride and arrogance at the moment, which constitutes a new bright spot in Dubai’s record of achievements.”
“The Institute of Design reflects our successful efforts to develop the cultural and creative system in Dubai.”
The graduation ceremony for the first group of students from the Institute of Design and Innovation in Dubai included a presentation of 10 graduation projects by the group of students, who were selected from a large group of projects presented during the “Alumni Exhibition” organized. from the Institute in the Dubai Design District over the past two weeks, to showcase student work and ideas.
The projects included a variety of work, from creating a digital art collection in the form of irreplaceable symbols (phygital NFT) to be associated with a charity through a student, to a “virtual” guide that helps children develop skills for it. . control their emotions.
Other projects presented by the students include a comprehensive design of an application that aims to support Alzheimer’s patients from the beginning to the middle of the class through memory therapy using artificial intelligence and augmented reality techniques.
The projects also included a meditation system that functions as an interactive physical therapy for children, in addition to other projects focused on perceptions of human life and plants on Mars and other innovative ideas.
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