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Sultan praises University of Sharjah for leading role in higher education

(Wam) / 30 January 2011

SHARJAH — His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has said the University of Sharjah (UoS) continues to be a leading centre for higher learning and advanced research.

In a speech at the graduation ceremony for the 11th batch of UoS male and female students, Dr Shaikh Sultan said he provides the varsity with all needed resources so that it remains dedicated to its original to original mission and to the vision articulated by its Founder, namely, to provide education and learning experiences of the highest quality, to advance and disseminate knowledge through research and discovery, to play a vital role in the socio-economic and cultural development of its community and to engage with the world at large in finding effective solutions to the many challenging problems facing humanity.

Dr Shaikh Sultan, who is also the Founder and Supreme President of the University of Sharjah, noted  that weeks ago, the varsity’s campus and students’ accommodation facilities were opened in Kalba, Sharjah adding that the new library and other facilities are being constructed.  He also noted that based on his strong belief in scientific research and further knowledge, he worked on extending bridges of cooperation with institutions in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

The fruits of this effort, he explained, are the academic accreditation of UoS’ renewable and sustainable energy programme, among others, by the UAE Ministry of higher Education and Scientific Research and European prestigious universities.

Located within the rich and diversified cultural environment of the Emirate of Sharjah, UoS is endowed with a scenic and inspiring campus, world-class learning and research facilities, and staff members renowned for their dedication to teaching, research, and their total commitment to serving students at all levels.

UoS, through its Community College, offers a large number of programmes that prepare students for careers in community services and technical professions.

The University is fully cognizant of its pivotal role in the socio-economic development of Sharjah and the UAE.

In addition to its main campus in Sharjah City, the university has built campus facilities to provide education and training programs directly to several communities throughoutthe emirate.

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