The first female student to obtain a double doctorate at the UAE University

The student, Amira Fares, obtained a doctorate in chemical engineering from two different universities, the first from the United Arab Emirates University, and the second from the University of Leuven in Belgium, for her thesis "Multi-stage modified Solvay process for carbon dioxide capture and desalination of brine water", and Amira is the first doctoral student You get this double degree at UAE University.


Dr. Amira Fares said, “I had the honor of receiving my PhD in Chemical Engineering from two world-famous universities, not one, under the auspices of professors from the United Arab Emirates University and the University of Leuven.”


She added: "The opportunity to obtain a dual doctorate degree from the United Arab Emirates University and the University of Leuven was a life-changing experience. I had a unique research opportunity to gain new experiences, and it was a valuable step in my research journey, and I hope it will be a start for many future students to embark on their way to obtain double doctorate.


She said, "This academic experience was very special, which qualified me to benefit from the scientific research facilities of the two universities, cooperate with colleagues from both countries, and obtain a unique international experience."


For his part, Prof. Ali Al-Marzouqi, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, said that this type of scientific and student partnerships has a great impact in supporting the academic reputation of the university, and our partnership with the prestigious Belgian University of Leuven was reflected in providing a good opportunity for our students to study and joint academic scientific research with international colleagues, and to benefit from the Diverse international experience.

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