KU Associate Professor and Two Students Receive Founder Leader’s Awards


ABU DHABI - Khalifa University (KU) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Arafat Al-Dweik, and two KU students Jawaher Alameri and Ahmed Alzaabi, were among the recipients of the 2019 Founder Leaders Awards. They were honored at a ceremony on 28 November where they were presented with medals by HE Minister of Education Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, according to the official website of Khalifa University.

Dr. Arafat won in the ‘Distinguished Research’ category for his research contributions and community service. Ahmed won in the ‘Innovative Academic Student’ category, and Jawaher won in the ‘Innovative University Student’ category, as both students represent the attitudes and traits of the goal-oriented and accomplished youth envisioned by the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The Founder Leader’s Award is presented by the Ministry of Education to celebrate excellence and education pioneers, and to fulfill the Founding Father’s vision of developing a strong educational system that will be the foundation of the country’s continued progress.