Murdoch IT Student receives full Australian scholarship
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, January 13 - 2013 at 10:02
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Murdoch University, Dubai will be bidding farewell to IT student Vladyslav Kalinin as he embarks on his post graduate at Murdoch University, Perth.
Murdoch University's Dean of the School of IT, Peter Cole was impressed with Vlad's performance and escalated his case to the Administration of the University. He said, "Vlad's a remarkable talented young man."
Vlad has been a student at Murdoch University, Dubai and achieved a Higher Distinction in all his units and secured a position in the top 2% of Murdoch students worldwide enrolled in Bachelor's degree and achieved a minimum of 15 credit points of High Distinction within the review period. To mark this extraordinary achievement, Murdoch University Dubai's Vice Chairman, Mr Rakesh Wahi made a special appearance at the ceremony to award Vlad the Vice Chancellors pin which had been sent from the parent campus in Perth.
Vlad joined Murdoch University, Dubai at the age of 17 and followed his interest in IT and computer games to an academic level. Originally from Ukraine, Vlad found it difficult to settle into a school in the UAE when he first arrived at the age of 12 for various reasons. As a result, he became accustomed to teaching himself and studying in his own time. During this period, he developed a keen interest for computer games and became an expert in all computers. His interest and intelligence has shone through his work at Murdoch University, Dubai.
Under the guidance of IT Program Coordinator, Wayne Muller, Vlad has been able to develop his understanding and produced cutting edge work which will provide him with a sound backing when he enters the professional world. Of particular interest is the fact that Vlad had been working from a second generation basic desktop to create his work. Vlad was awarded with a state-of- the-art laptop in order to aid him with his work at this critical stage. Murdoch University have highlighted Vlad as an individual who has shown ambition and intellect and made the impossible, possible. His dedication and enthusiasm has caught the attention of school deans across the Murdoch global network establishing a new precedent for future academic achievers. Vlad also received special permission to work as a teaching assistant during the last two trimesters of his bachelor's degree.
Murdoch University, Dubai's Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor John Grainger stated, "Vlad has always been an outstanding student in the international IT program, a fact that has been recognised by our Perth home campus by offering him a full Honour's year Scholarship which will enable him to start on his PhD in 2014. His story is a case study in dedication, hard work, commitment and determination to succeed. His Murdoch University scholarship will provide an excellent beginning of what I know will be a brilliant career for a Dubai student."
Murdoch University, Dubai has an outstanding reputation as an Australian institution that, within an engaging and caring environment, provides students with a high quality education and recognised academic standing. Currently specialising in Media, Communication, Business and IT undergraduate courses, Murdoch is the ideal place to take the next step on the path of lifelong learning. Murdoch also offers Masters in Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Education. In order to prepare students from non-academic backgrounds, the Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program has been designed to prepare students, with as little as 10th grade completion, for direct entry into undergraduate courses.
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