Message from the President
H.E Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag
President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
We at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport have always been keen on providing continuous support and links with our Academy in Sharjah, its students, academic staff and the entire maritime community. We strongly believe that proper education and training are the key to the future and the cornerstone for nations’ progress and prosperity. It is the primary factor for human achievements throughout all ages. AASTS has a variety of qualified professors and experts who are capable of enhancing the regional maritime sector. Through its constant efforts, AASTS will be a source to continuously provide academically qualified Emirati and GCC professionals to meet the growing demand for National professionals in this vital sector, which is key to the region’s maritime economy. The academy also seeks to enhance the investment environment in the regional maritime sector by providing the necessary education and training for maritime entities. It will also enable academic partnership with the maritime sector through the Academy’s specialized professionals. This, in turn, will provide the Arab maritime economy with advanced research and development capabilities. Given the vast technological progress in today’s world, AASTS provides a significant atmosphere for creativity, innovation and a perfect learning environment for futuristic thinking, academic motivation, industry training as well as cultural enrichment. AASTS also aims to attract professionals working in maritime companies in the UAE who wish to take specialized training courses as part of their professional development and continuing education programmes. Last but not least, I would like to express my sincere gratitude in tribute for all those who have contributed to the success of AASTS since its establishment until the present day, the pioneers who paved the way modestly and selflessly for the present generation. I extend my appreciation to all administrative and academic staff whose fruitful efforts will contribute to shaping the future of the maritime industry. Finally, I wish success and prosperity for all our current and future students as well as our graduates, for whom AASTS will guarantee a better future.