Daniel J. Klenow, head of the Department of Emergency Management, recently returned from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he served as a subject matter specialist for an external review team for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Researchs Commission for Academic Accreditation.
The team reviewed proposals for two new four-year degrees. One program is titled Integrated Emergency Management and the other Business Continuity Management. The degree programs are part of a series of national initiatives to create a more resilient nation. The educational institution is being established by royal decree by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates.
NDSUs emergency management program was among those used as an example for developing the new programs.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.