Zayed University honors 730 distinguished students at the Dean's List ceremony


October 5, 2016

Zayed University honored 730 top academic achievers in a special awarding ceremony held on both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses.

Distinguished students, who were recognized for exceptional discipline, commitment, and dedication at the ceremony, were on the Dean’s List and met a grade point average (GPA) of 3.60 or above.

The breakdown of the students honored is as follows: 405 students in Abu Dhabi campus and 325 in Dubai campus.

The awarding ceremony was attended by Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, Provost at Zayed University, Dr. Fatima AlDarmaki, Assistant Provost for Student Affairs, Deans of Zayed University colleges, and faculty members.

While addressing the honored students and their parents, Professor AlMehaideb congratulated the students on their remarkable accomplishments and conveyed sincere congratulations and best wishes on behalf of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, to parents and family members, who were also present at the ceremony to make a great day of pride.

Speaking on the occasion, Professor AlMehaideb also affirmed that Zayed University’s commitment to provide a high-quality education and an effective learning environment for its students to nurture them with intellectual capabilities and empower their innovation and research skills to effectively contribute to the development of their country.  

“Distinction requires rigorous efforts and hard work to reach excellence and sustain it over the years and this can only be achieved by expanding the academic horizon. Therefore, each student should not only acquire knowledge, but they should also develop it in order to keep pace with the rapidly evolving world.  

The world witnesses a rise of information and nowadays learning experience should interact with it at the same pace. Therefore, Zayed University is always keen to launch various programs and diverse courses that are compatible with the knowledge progression and that meet the changing needs and evolving requirements of the labor market,” Professor AlMehaideb added.

He also pointed out that our main priority is to train young students to think independently, which enables them to increase their performance, productivity and efficiency to reach a greater level of self- awareness and propel success.

Furthermore, Professor AlMehaideb highlighted pioneering programs offered by Zayed University, which contribute to the development of students’ abilities and skills and unleash their potential energies.