Address of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi
Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Zayed University.
This university bears the name of the founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. We continue to be inspired by his vision of a nation whose progress is based on excellence in education, and are therefore committed to making Zayed University a leader in higher education, recognized locally, regionally, and internationally for the quality of our academic programs.
The university has grown rapidly and will continue to grow, but one thing will not change. Our focus will continue to be on preparing students to meet the requirements of an ever-changing job market, while also helping them discover their own talents and achieve the powerful satisfaction that comes from lifelong learning.
The kind of success we envision can only come through adherence to our core values of collaboration, innovation, teamwork, leadership, and openness, all within an environment of mutual respect and professional ethics. Energized by these values, highly-qualified faculty and staff will create the kind of exciting learning environment that will foster the spirit of creativity, nurture the seeds of excellence, encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship, and heighten the sense of engaged citizenship on the part of our students. Our students, in turn, will see new possibilities and become the leaders of the future and pioneers in the development of the nation and the well-being of its citizens.
To achieve our mission, we must all work together. The spirit of collaboration will give us the confidence to move ahead in pursuit of our mission of becoming a leading university. None of us can achieve this alone. A commitment to collaboration has been the key to our success in the past, and will remain the key to our success in a future that holds great promise for Zayed University and its students.