Nahyan vows full support to varsity efforts to develop its programmes

DUBAI — Shaikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education and President of Zayed University, has assured all support to the university's efforts in developing its academic programmes and strategies to prepare young emirati women who would enhance the economic and social development of the country.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 26 Aug 2005, 12:18 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:29 PM

The university provides academic programmes which coincide with the needs of society and the requirements of the labour market in addition to its extra-curricular activities and learning outcomes.

In his address to the students in the university's handbook, Shaikh Nahyan urged the students to meet the high expectations of the UAE, develop their independent learning, gain from the four years of study in the university either in their personal, academic or professional growth.

He reassured that the university provides a rich array of library and learning resources and academic services as well as its internship and external trips. Students have extraordinary opportunities beyond the classrooms to develop their talents, skills, and interests. International trips, exploring the world of work, special lectures, student organisations and internships definitely help to develop their personalities in an orderly, open, and productive learning community.

Shaikh Nahyan urged the graduates to enhance their roles in the society, enrich their experiences to broaden their horizons and develop their special talent referring to the fact that the university in its eighth academic year, offers graduate and undergraduate programs with international partners, in business, education and health-all strategically important areas to the development and success of our country.

“Such programmes are designed in collaboration with international partners to support the development of successful public and private institutions in the UAE and provide students with preparation for leadership in all sectors".

Dr. Al Qassimi referred to the leading educational initiative in applying the highest educational average of the numbers of weeks of up to 40 weeks in the Arab region. Such system is applied in international universities. The university is very keen in developing its programs and courses by selecting its faculty members, adopting advanced educational and modern academic programmes, applying learning outcomes, and providing students with bilingual skills.

Zayed University is also very keen in developing several fields such as information technology, program assessment, research and modern educational techniques that serve the educational process as always followed by Shaikh Nahyan who has stressed on using the best human resources and raising the performances of its academic and administrative staff.

The university added a new major in Human Resources under the College of Business Sciences, as well as other majors in the colleges of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education to obtain a B.A. in Education & Technology in addition to the masters degree in Health Care Administration through the Centre for Business Excellence, and the Educational Leadership by the College of Education.

The new academic year will also witness the graduation of the fourth class of students as well as the graduation of the EMBA students.

Back to varsity

DUBAI — Over 3,030 students will begin their new academic year in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses tomorrow and will continue for 20 weeks.

The university received 940 new students of which 470 were in Abu Dhabi and the same number enrolled in Dubai, while the returning students of 2,090 will also begin their studies in the different colleges of the university, Dr Hanif Al Qassimi, Vice-President of Zayed University said.

The academic orientation week included exams in the level 8 equivalence exam for the new students with the results being announced tomorrow Saturday.

Parents and guardians have been also informed with the academic system of the university and schedules.

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