NYU Abu Dhabi stu­dents are given Rhodes schol­ar­ships

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Two New York Univer­sity Abu Dhabi stu­dents were awarded Rhodes Schol­ar­ships to pur­sue mas­ter’s de­grees at the Univer­sity of Ox­ford.

Ab­dulla Al­hashmi, 21, an Emi­rati study­ing eco­nomics and phi­los­o­phy, and Mu­nib Mesinovic, 22, ma­jor­ing in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing, from Bos­nia and Herze­gov­ina, were cho­sen.

The Rhodes Schol­ar­ship al­lows ex­cep­tional stu­dents to pur­sue post­grad­u­ate stud­ies at Ox­ford, one of the world’s top uni­ver­si­ties.

Over the past seven years, NYUAD has pro­duced 14 Rhodes schol­ars.

“As a Rhodes scholar, I will ex­pand my eco­nomic tool kit at one of the finest aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions in the world while sur­rounded by in­di­vid­u­als who are ex­cited to learn, to think se­ri­ously about their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, and to make a pos­i­tive change in our world,” Mr Al­hashmi said.

He plans to study the role of ed­u­ca­tion in a coun­try’s jour­ney to­wards be­com­ing a knowl­edge-based econ­omy.

Mr Mesinovic plans to study how tech­nol­ogy can be ap­plied, eth­i­cally and re­spon­si­bly, to help peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and health chal­lenges.

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