Sharjah Ruler offers plot for Islamic varsity

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has offered a 1,000-square-metre plot in Sharjah’s University City for building the Islamic Virtual University (IVU) at his expense.

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Published: Thu 20 Sep 2012, 9:03 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:11 PM

Mohammed Ismail, Deputy Chancellor of University of Sharjah for Financial and Administrative Affairs, who made the announcement, had recently participated at a meeting held at the headquarters of the Islamic World Charity Organisation in Kuwait. He added the meeting discussed the status of IVU and its strategic plan, indicating that the conferees plan to hold a workshop in Tunisia in December.

Ismail said the participants stressed that IVU would offer various postgraduate programmes and technical education.

The IVU project seeks to expand cooperation on education, science and culture between the universities of the Islamic world, extending boundaries of knowledge, promoting quality, especially Internet and other e-infrastructure. —

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