His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Cultural Advisor to His Highness the President of the UAE, and the Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, today formally opened the new UAEU Graduate Studies’ facilities in Abu Dhabi. In his welcome, he said that innovation and entrepreneurship are fundamental to modern civilization and that it is important for universities incubate creativity, invention, and new applications of knowledge. Universities are research-driven educational environments and have the responsibility to contribute to global development of knowledge and practice.
The inauguration was also attended by Professor Ghaleb Al Hadrami, Acting Vice-Chancellor of UAEU, Professor Mohammed Qasimi, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Prof. Ali Hassan Al-Marzouqi, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and Mr. Khalfan Saleh Al Dhaheri, Acting Secretary-General.
The delegation was given a tour of the new facility, and remarked on its high-spec design and its cutting-edge equipment and technology. These promote creativity and innovation among scholars. His Excellency stated that UAEU’s research contribution to scientific, technological, and practical advance would serve to ensure that graduate students have the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary for creativity, innovation, and leadership. They will graduate from their programs able to play a vital role in the construction of a knowledge-based society and economy. They will be able to contribute research and entrepreneurship in all fields necessary to sustainable national development. They will be able to serve the country’s aspirations for distinction and leadership in the future 50 years.
His Excellency placed emphasis on the ambition of the UAEU as the ‘University of the Future’. “We will provide an environment that incubates innovation, professionals of distinction, and pioneers. We will foster diversity, attract the talented, and direct them to be partners in fields necessary to the development of our nation, and our nation’s role on the world stage”.
The UAEU’s new graduate facility in Abu Dhabi offers accredited graduate programs and provides state-of-the art research facilities. Students are supervised by highly qualified faculty. The UAEU offers Master and PhD programs in many fields. These include Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering Management, and Law.