United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has announced it will be displaying its educational and research capabilities in a high profile event under the patronage of HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The event is to be held at the Emirates Palace on Sunday, 6th March 2011.
The Leadership of the United Arab Emirates has set out its vision for the Nation to structure growth over the coming years. This vision is set out in a number of documents including the UAE 2021 Vision which unites the Nation in responsibility, destiny, knowledge and prosperity, and the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. In response, UAEU has specifically aligned its research strategy with the economic and social development of the Nation.
The UAEU Education & Research 2011 event is the culmination of UAEU’s work in recent years to increase substantially its research contributions in areas of direct relevance to the Nation.
Today UAEU is playing a vital role in the continued growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, with research at the core of university life. UAEU has provided research of direct relevance to key government policy areas. These include water and petroleum resources, solar, wind and bio-fuel sources of energy, the causes and spread of global health pandemics and prevalent regional medical conditions.
Attendees will include diplomatic ambassadors from over 25 nations, senior UAE government representatives, and senior company representatives from the private sector.
Attendees will be addressed by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Chancellor of UAEU and the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research in a key-note speech at the beginning of the evening. Following this, a video presentation featuring a short history of the university, and its current research projects will be screened. Throughout the evening, UAEU will be showcasing a sample of its unrivalled research for the benefit of the Nation in 100 case studies displayed on large posters around the Emirates Palace.
H. E. Dr Abdullah Al Khanbashi, Vice-Chancellor of UAEU, said: “UAEU has taken decisive action over the last two years to increase its research output to provide research solutions of genuine value to the Nation, whilst continuing to educate and train our students to be the nation’s future leaders and problem-solvers.
“It will be an honour to welcome such prestigious guests to participate in our UAEU Education & Research 2011 event, through which we will have reached a greater audience to make clear our goals, achievements and potential with regard to research.
“As a result of the evening we will be aiming as an institution to establish further profitable research partnerships between UAEU and the UAE government, and private sector companies both in the UAE and further afield.”
UAEU is ranked as the number 1 Research University in the GCC; number 2 in the Arab World; 9th in the Muslim World and 372 globally.