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“You have to be passionate to succeed in this very competitive and diverse sector.”
Dr. Huettig is an aeronautical engineer by profession and spent almost 40 years working in various sectors of the aviation industry before joining ADU in October 2016. He worked with Airbus Industrie in France, was Managing Director of the Flight Simulation Training Center for Airbus aircraft, and professor and head of the Air Transportation Department at the Technical University of Berlin, where he also obtained his Ph.D. In addition, he was a licensed Airbus pilot with over 4000 flight hours. Before joining ADU, he worked as project director and consultant for German government aviation-related projects in developing countries.
“The aviation industry is still a growing sector and an important contributor to the economy - the aviation sector in the UAE makes up almost 15% of the GDP. My drive is to instill in future aviation professionals a thorough understanding of what is important in the industry, as well as the complex role of the numerous stakeholders and how all these roles integrate within this dynamic industry.
My passion for the industry in which I have worked my entire life is something I strive to pass on to my students. And you have to be passionate to succeed in this very competitive and diverse sector.”
Dr. Gerhard Huettig
MBA in Aviation Management
“ADU gives you a true return on your investment.”
"To be honest, I didn’t really know much about ADU until a friend asked me to attend an Open Day with her. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful that it just felt like the right fit for me from the start. I also took into account the national and international accreditations and the cost of the program too. Compared to some other universities, I believe ADU gives you a true return on your investment – the cost doesn’t break the bank and you actually get a lot more than what you pay for in my opinion.
I loved the professors and have stayed in touch with many of them. The faculty are so diverse – not just ethnically but also in terms of their professional and educational backgrounds. This diversity has a really positive effect on the quality of the teaching and learning experience."