October 20, 2019
AASTS has organised a seminar discussion for its faculty members & students attended by Professor Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag.
October 22, 2019
Study has started for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year at the AASTS
January 22, 2020
AASTS has successfully participated in the 16th International Education show, which is currently held at the Sharjah Expo.
September 20, 2020
Eco-friendly mobile data centre modules enhance efficiency and business continuity
September 21, 2020
The UAE has maintained its first position at the Arab level in maritime connectivity with world ports in the past three years
September 23, 2020
The NextGEN initiative is a concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime decarbonisation initiatives
The Maritime industry is always described as male-dominated, however, my perception of this has changed since I joined AASTS. There is no room for differentiation here. Male and female students are considered as equals and are provided with the similar opportunities and challenges. The faculty at the academy has instilled a sense of confidence in me and today I am of the opinion that if you believe in yourself and are determined everything is achievable, irrespective of your gender.
I enrolled for the Maritime Transport Technology major that has two disciplines — port operations and offshore operations. When I decided that I wanted to pursue this course, I was a little skeptical because it is a known fact that the industry has a handful of women. But after starting my course at AASTS, I am elated with this decision of mine. When you’re at the Academy your gender doesn’t matter. My time at the academy has taught me that your drive to learn and grow in the maritime industry is over and above everything else. I know for sure that a world full of opportunities awaits me once I graduate from college.
AASTS is preparing me to graduate from the academy in more ways than one. It has provided me with a solid foundation on Maritime Transport Technology. As I continue my studies, I constantly come across methods and concepts that help me attain in-depth information about the industry. Academics aren’t the only stronghold at AASTS, the academy focuses on the all-round development of all students. I, personally, have learned about several organizational values like teamwork, leadership, accepting challenges head-on, and many more.
Every profession has its own challenges and the maritime industry is no different. It has always been considered as a male-dominated industry that presents unique challenges, especially for women. Despite this, I signed up for the Marine Engineering Technology major because I always dreamt of being a part of the maritime industry. I am grateful to AASTS because everyone at the academy, right from the faculty to my classmates have been encouraging and extremely supportive of women. My experience has not only taught me about the industry, but I have also learned several life lessons.
As a student at AASTS, every day is a learning day. The insights I have received are invaluable. I would definitely advise aspiring maritime professionals to enroll at the academy if they intend to have a great career in the industry after graduating. The academy is a great place for education and also provides networking opportunities that can help aid a career in the maritime industry. If you want a challenging college experience AASTS is the right college for you.
Attending AASTS is one of the best decisions I have made. The academy provides a structured lifestyle, where you learn about discipline and leadership skills, while preparing for your career in the maritime industry. I know that eventually the hard work that I am putting in and the efforts of the faculty will pay off. I am thrilled to be studying at such a prestigious institute that boasts of reputable alumni.