The Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) says that 43 percent of its students are female.
AASTS, in the United Arab Emirates, announced that they are working towards ensuring greater gender equity in the classroom. That said, the academy’s branch in the city of Sharjah (north of Dubai) has the highest percentage of female students among all of the maritime academies in the Middle East and North Africa regions. That fact equates to more than 43 percent of the Sharjah students are female.
The UAE’s minister of energy and infrastructure, HE Suhail AlMazrouei, said “The UAE has always been at the forefront in the global maritime industry. In the recently published annual Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, the UAE ranked No 1 overall as the most competitive emerging GCC market and the fourth globally.”
“The Academy has received unlimited support from the UAE’s leadership to empower and develop the maritime sector, therefore making it one of the best maritime academies in the world,” said Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, president of AASTS. “Since our inception, our primary goal has always been to create a thriving and prosperous maritime economy through our vast knowledge in the field.”