ACK Shooting Team wins “Second Position” At Al-Kandari 10th Ramadan Shooting Tournament

The Shooting Team of the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) won the second position at the “Al-Kandari 10th Ramadan Tournament”, with the participation of a group of sportsmen, ministers, media specialists and those interested in this distinctive sport.

ACK’s shooting team competed with other teams, representing private universities in Kuwait, with the attendance of the Secretary General of Private Universities, Professor Habeeb Taher Abul.

In a statement on this occasion, Mr. Basel Dana, Manager of Student Life at ACK, said: “This participation represents the first experience of ACK students team, who showed outstanding performance in this distinctive sport. They expressed their willingness to participate in such tournaments to be held in Kuwait in the future.”

ACK shooting team consisted of: Mishari Waleed Al-Mutairi, Dawood Sulaiman Al-Fodari, Zeinab Mohammad Mohammad, Duaij Naser Al-Dhafeeri, Khaled Saami Al-Surai, Israa Abdulla Dashti, Kawthar Mohammad Al-Atiya, Duaa Hasan Al-Duwaikhi and Reem Majed Al-Shimmari.

Posted on June 14, 2018

ACK Wins “Best Paper” and “Best Presentation” Awards at Boston’s ICSV/ICECE 2018

The “Best Paper” and “Best Presentation” Awards at the 20th International Conference on Sound and Vibration and the International Conference on Electronics and Communication Engineering in Boston – USA, were rewarded to the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK). The winning paper award was presented by Dr. Nader Ghareeb - Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department at ACK, and the winning presentation award was presented by Dr. Mohamad Farhat - Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering Department at ACK.

These International Conferences bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering. They also provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the related fields.

When asked about the achievement, Dr. Nader Ghareeb and Dr. Mohamad Farhat stated: “We are very proud of this achievement which wouldn’t have been possible without the continuous support from ACK. We will continue to participate in such events, while exchanging knowledge and expertise with the local and international community”.

Posted on June 5, 2018

The Australian College of Kuwait Signs Cooperation Agreement with NBK

The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK). This significant agreement will enhance cooperation between the two parties and is in line with ACK’s core value to enable human potential within a culture of care.

The agreement will benefit ACK students and offer them well-rounded internship programs provided by NBK to not only gain valued workplace experience but also develop their personal skills. Both parties have agreed to support the students and this mutual cooperation will elevate the potential of ACK students and prepare them for the labor market.

Representing ACK, the agreement was signed by Eng. Sager Al-Sharhan – Deputy Managing Partner - Industry and on NBK’s behalf, Mr. Mohammed Al Othman, General Manager of Consumer Banking Group.

ACK is about to conclude the current academic year and when students return for the fall semester in September it will mark the commencement of the 15th academic year. At ACK, we put all the efforts to produce knowledgeable, skilled and professional candidates for Kuwait’s growing economy by providing experiential education and training.

Posted on June 3, 2018

ACK organizes the 2nd Competition for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Enterprises

The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) organized the 2nd Competition for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Fifteen teams of students from School of Engineering and school of Business presented a number of small and medium projects, which provides innovative and unique solutions to existing environmental, educational, health and social issues.

Professor Isam Zabalawi - President of ACK- delivered an opening speech on the objectives of education and the significance of the academic programs in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. He stated that “ACK has always adopted the latest project-based educational techniques, covering on-site visits, and hosted entrepreneurs and specialists in the areas of innovation, SME management and marketing. Furthermore, ACK organizes an exhibition for students’ graduation projects at the end of each semester, where students exhibit their projects based on innovative concepts of scientific applications that serve the community in various fields. Those concepts pave the road for entrepreneur students to convert their creative ideas into real projects.”

Following, Dr. Husain Talafha, Undersecretary of Arab Planning Institute (API), spoke about the role of API in providing courses to support and qualify the entrepreneurs by hosting specialists and experienced entrepreneurs, thus helping the young entrepreneurs acquire expertise from the owners of real projects and benefit from their experience and recommendations.

On behalf of the National SME Fund, Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hazzaa spoke about the effective role of the fund in encouraging and supporting the owners of SME’s and the range of facilities provided by Kuwait government to encourage the youth in their projects and become an effective element in building the national economy.

Dr. Hamad Al-Hasawi, Secretary General of Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) stressed that private sector is the main pillar for creating genuine expertise and capacity, and that the initiative to establish SME’s would create entrepreneurs who are capable of facing the market challenges and add value to the national economy.

In an intervention, Dr. Joakim Timlon, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategies from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Austria, stated via Skype that creating an added value for the consumer is through innovation in saving resources and under appropriate circumstances.

During the competition, three youth activities were presented by talented young students in sports and music.

The competition was concluded by honoring the winning projects. Student Fajer Al-Qinai won the first prize as she presented “Every Drop Counts” project, which is based on the idea of water conservation and environmental improvement. “E-Manager” project won the second prize, providing an innovative solution for power saving. The third prize went to the “Care Hub” project, which provided a new approach for booking medical appointments.

Posted on May 22, 2018