US Secretary of Homeland Security Visits ZU

09 Nov 2009

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research President of Zayed University received at the University's Abu Dhabi campus Janet Napolitano Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S, in the presence of Ambassador Richard G. Olson, Jr. and Dr. Sulaiman AlJassim Vice President of Zayed University.

His Excellency stressed during the meeting the keen interest that the UAE's leadership represented by His Highness, the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan has always shown towards promoting the education sector,  his wise leadership and strong support to provide equal educational opportunities to students both male and female, has enabled them to develop their skills and abilities to actively contribute in the process of national development, as well as the keenness of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Vice- President and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohammmed bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces - both of whom have been strong supporters of Zayed University and have given clear leadership in developing our vision, to advance the higher education sector to the forefront of the development process. 

Janet Napolitano Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security also met  with Zayed University students and  discussed through her own experience the role of women in politics, education, and the importance of contributing in the cultural development of the nation. She commended the students on their  academic and cultural awareness of global issues and their ability to observe and analyze the effects and impacts that these issues have on the global community, Secretary Napolitano added: "When we meet such educated, well informed students it just shows the high caliber of education that Zayed University offers and gives us great hope as these students are the future leaders".