Students honoured

DUBAI — Thirty students of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), who made it to the 2004 Dean's Merit List, were honoured at a ceremony held at the campus yesterday.

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Published: Thu 28 Apr 2005, 10:06 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:28 PM

Presenting the awards, Professor John Glynn, Dean of Commerce at the University of Wollongong in Australia, said: "The university is delighted that so many talented students have achieved this high recognition. It also emphasises the role UOWD plays in providing a quality education for students in the region."

The Dean's Merit List is an annual list made up of students who achieved grades in the top 5 per cent in their faculty. It includes students studying worldwide in courses offered by the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Survey of beaches starts

ABU DHABI — The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), in co-operation with the Gold Coast Municipality (Australia) has commenced work on a survey to develop the beaches of Abu Dhabi.

According to Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi, Director-General of the ADTA, the survey aims at developing the beaches in the emirate in accordance with international standards, to promote tourism and improve the beaches for domestic use.

He said the study, which uses the long experience of Australia in this field, will come up with the regulations and conditions that will ensure safety and convenience of beach users.

The Australian delegation, which comprised Mr Ray McNab, Manager, Community and Recreational Facilities and Peter Miller, Director of Coastguards visited the beaches of Abu Dhabi last week.

Postal help promised

DUBAI — A resolution to render assistance to Iraq to resume normal postal operations, especially in the field of issuing new stamps, following the damage caused by the war, was passed at the 12th meeting of the Arab Permanent Council for Posts in Cairo recently.

The meeting was attended a high-level delegation from Emirates Post, led by Abdullah Al Daboos, Director-General of Emirates of Post, who also chaired the meeting.

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