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The British University in Dubai concludes its Sustainability Spring School 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) held the concluding ceremony of its Sustainability Spring School 2019 (BUiD SSS) in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, at its Campus in Dubai International Academic City.

In his opening remarks His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said that the UAE's leadership has always supported youth development encouraging them to utilize available opportunities and resources to create a better future for everyone.

Sponsored by the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), the BUiD SSS was organised under the theme “Green Bridge” and aimed to give students a better understanding of sustainability. More than 60 students from the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, China and Singapore participated.

Students were engaged in a wide range of activities including seminars, debates, roundtable discussions, competitions and site visits. They visited DEWA Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, Sustainable City, Zayed Desert Learning Centre and UAE University. Participants were divided into 7 teams which competed to win the best design of Future Petrol Station .Teams’ designs were very creative and innovative. The winning team for the best design was chosen by a judging panel that included His Excellency Saif Al Falasi, Dr. Waddah Ghanem, Sr. Director Sustainability, Operational & Business Excellence   and other members from the ENOC management team, along with Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD’s Vice Chancellor and Prof. Bassam Abu Hijleh, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT.

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