Under the patronage of His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Rabdan Academy will host its second graduation ceremony on 20 September 2023 at ADNEC, honouring more than 600 graduates who have completed their studies in various strategic disciplines.
This year's graduation ceremony will celebrate the achievements of 612 students who have successfully completed their studies in various strategic disciplines within the crucial fields of security and defence. Among the programmes completed by these graduates are the Master of Science in Systems Engineering Specialising in Defence, Master of Science in Intelligence Analysis, Master of Science in Policing & Security Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Policing and Security, Bachelor of Science in Integrated Emergency Management, Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security, Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Police Station Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Continuity Management, Higher Diploma in Integrated Emergency Management, Higher Diploma in Policing and Security and Diploma in Crime Scene.
James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, said: “At Rabdan Academy, we carry a great message, and through our pioneering programmes, we engage in ambitious partnerships with strategic allies to provide qualified graduates to various UAE’s institutions. These graduates have acquired diverse knowledge, skills and experiences during their studies at the academy, enabling them to make significant contributions to the advancement of the UAE and its global progress, and to enhance national resilience in the fields of safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness and crisis management.”
His Excellency Salem Saeed Al Saeedi, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, said: "Words are insufficient to describe the anticipation we have for this momentous occasion. We are eager to celebrate and honour this distinguished cohort of graduates, who carry great aspirations to build and preserve the UAE. They will join the past academy graduates, who emerged from specialised national programmes, bolstering the labour market and enhancing our competitive capabilities. Beyond this day, our relationship with our students will continue through the alumni relations section at Rabdan Academy, providing them with ongoing support in various fields.”
The graduation ceremony will include hundreds of scholarship graduates from various national entities, such as the Crown Prince's Court, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defence, the Presidential Court, Abu Dhabi Police, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, Borouge, Rabdan Academy, and the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. It will also feature self-funded graduates and international students from Bahrain, Malaysia and Indonesia.
This year's event coincides with Rabdan Academy receiving numerous international awards in the academic, research and administrative realms. Additionally, it marks the ten year anniversary of the institution's establishment and its attainment of achievements through the implementation of various academic programmes, capacity development initiatives and professional vocational training.