Wed 16-08-2017 20:34 PM
ABU DHABI, 16th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, stated that the University has aimed, since its establishment, to realise the vision of the wise leadership and its goals of producing exceptional graduates, who are proficient in the language of the current age, in both Arabic and English, and are qualified to work in various roles and occupy leadership positions, to make positive contributions to the development of the community and the family.
She made this statement during her speech, which was relayed through a welcome video, for the opening ceremony of the "Academic Guidance Programme" and the reception for new students of Zayed University and their parents, which was held today at its campus in Abu Dhabi and yesterday at its campus in Dubai, with the attendance of Dr. Riyadh Al Muhaidab, Director of Zayed University, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, Deputy Director of the University, and Dr. Fatima Al Darmaki, Assistant Deputy Director of Students Affairs, and the members of the University’s administrative and educational bodies.
"Zayed University is working continuously to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for its students, which will enable them to maintain the UAE’s journey of advancement and success," Al Qasimi said in her speech while adding that their graduates currently occupy many important roles and leadership positions in the country’s various sectors.
"University life is full of challenges that require effort and perseverance from students, the support of professors and employees from the University, and encouragement from their families, to successfully overcome these challenges. Getting involved in the projects of the University and its colleges can help students develop their leadership skills," she further added.
Al Qasimi stressed that the guidance and educational support services provided by the University are the reasons for their success in university life. She also called on students to participate in university life, strive to achieve academic gains, and commit to the highest academic and scientific standards.
Dr. Al Muhaideb stated that Zayed University has obtained institutional accreditation and five out of its seven faculties have obtained international academic accreditation, highlighting the fact that it has met the highest international standards placed by specialist academic associations.
He pointed out that the University has outlined its specialisations and programmes that it offers to students, through research and dialogue with local and government leaders, as well as specialists from all fields and industries, where it always seeks to fulfil the requirements and needs of the future labour market.
He added that the University is keen to serve the community and create a local knowledge-based workforce, to support productivity, research and innovative and creative ideas.
Al Muhaidib also highlighted the University's desire to participate annually in local and international activities and competitions while noting that its students are fiercely competitive when presenting their research and projects, participating in local services and interacting with various sectors of society.
Dr. Roberts, while addressing the new students, said, "Academic guidance is one of the key founding elements that help students succeed."