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UAE President appoints Hamdan bin Mubarak as UAE University Chancellor

posted on 17/04/2013: 1752 views



President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued three federal decrees naming Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research as UAE University Chancellor, Dr Maitha Al Shamsi, Minister of State as President of Zayed University and Mohammad Hassan Omran Al Shamsi as Chancellor of Higher College of Technology with the rank of minister.

Commenting on the issuance of three federal decrees, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, appreciated the huge efforts exerted by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, in leading and consolidating the higher education in the UAE.

He noted that this impacted positively on the achievements attained by the higher education, citing the graduation of waves of distinguished batches that meet the state's requirements, in addition to attracting prestigious major universities to open in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammad also lauded the efforts of Sheikh Nahyan in establishing standards and criteria for the university education in the UAE over the last years - a move he said has earned the country a prestigious academic status at the regional and international levels.

He wished success to the new presidents of universities in their new jobs so as to continue upgrading the university education to world-class standards. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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