Al Ain, UAE: United Arab Emirates University has honoured its strategic partners and praised its former graduates.
At the ceremony on Wednesday, which was held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak, Minister of Higher Education and chancellor of the university, 58 federal, government and private organisations were honoured.
Dr Mohammed Al Baili, the vice chancellor for academic affairs, conveyed Sheikh Hamdan’s greetings to all partners and thanked them for their support that contributed to the UAEU’s achievements in the past year.
He said this included an improved global ranking, having 31 registered patents and 12 other patents in the process of registration, as well as 1,114 essays by professors.
Dr Al Baili added that many of the university’s Emirati graduates had gone on to improve the country’s scientific and cultural scene.
“The UAEU operates within a well-developed strategy to reach the set goals of scientific and academic excellence,” Dr Baili said, noting that many graduates have become pioneers in their fields.
The ceremony featured a presentation on the UAEU’s 2014-2016 plan, describing its vision, mission and objectives on the academic and administrative levels. Guests also heard a musical performance that chronicled the university’s history.
The university was founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed, Founding Father of the UAE, and about 14,000 Emirati and international students are enrolled. It is ranked the top research university among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
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