Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and space sciences: UAE toppers reveal future plans

Sheikh Mohammed took to X to congratulate the performing students


Ruqayya Al Qaydi

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Published: Tue 2 Jul 2024, 6:07 PM

Last updated: Tue 2 Jul 2024, 10:03 PM

Students in the UAE are thinking beyond the traditional sciences when it comes to their future. The top high school students for academic year 2023-2024 are planning to pursue careers in artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, and space engineering, in addition to medical science.

The performing students were congratulated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai in a post on X.

Ward Mahmoud was among the eight students who graduated top of their class. Ward, a Palestinian born and raised in the UAE, secured the top spot in the general stream for private education. He is planning to pursue AI or data science at Khalifa University.

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Alyazia Al Shamsi, who topped the general stream at the Applied Technology High School for Girls, is planning to pursue space engineering. When asked why, she said "I got inspired by the UAE’s successes in space". She also underscored the importance of time management and steadfast family support in pursuing her ambitions.

Nada Al Maazmi, having bested other students in the advanced stream at the Applied Technology High School in Ajman, is determined to study cybersecurity engineering at the American University of Sharjah. She said pursuing a career in cybersecurity engineering is driven by a “deep commitment to serving my country".

Meanwhile, other students are interested in pursuing medical sciences. Abdalla Mekhimar is one of them. The top student at Ras Al Khaimah Boys' School in the advanced stream of the government education sector wants to “contribute to humanity” by studying medicine.

Likewise, Waleed Alasadi is also passionate about community service. He wishes to join UAE University's College of Medicine to be of service to his community. This passion drove him to work hard so he could clinch the top position in the advanced stream for private education.

Mayed Al Hmoudi from Fujairah, who led in the advanced science stream, intends to pursue medical studies at UAE University as well.


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