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Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Awards 100 Prominent Partners in Excellence

21 Dec 2015

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, stressed that Zayed University is proud of its achievements during the last two decades under our rightful leadership and its sound guidance and continuous support.

This was in a speech with which she opened a ceremony honoring Zayed University’s partners, held on its Dubai campus, on the occasion of the end of the year 2015. The event was attended by Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, on behalf of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and a number of officials and dignitaries.

Her Excellency stated in her speech, “We are entitled to take pride in what we have achieved together, whether the academic recognitions received by Zayed university, the achievements of its valued students, its superior brand of services, or its contribution to the dissemination of science and knowledge, making it a pioneer in scientific innovation and student leadership at the national and regional level. This increases its determination to move forward in strengthening cooperative frameworks and establishing constructive partnerships to bring in more achievements and greater entitlements.”

Her Excellency expressed her thanks and immense gratitude on behalf of the University to His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development “on the pivotal role His Excellency played in the establishment of the University and his outstanding contribution to the path of its success.”

Her Excellency honored His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and the award was received on his behalf by Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, in the presence of His Excellency Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University.

Her Excellency also honored about one hundred prominent legal and governmental bodies and individuals. The list of honorees included donors, business leaders who supported the progress and initiatives of Zayed University, representatives of ministries, government departments, charities and non-profit organizations, private companies and institutions and media leaders, as well as Zayed University students who have marked their achievements in various local, regional and international competitions.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna called on the University’s partners to support the innovative research projects and valuable studies carried out by the faculty members at the University, and to derive new educational methods “based on innovation in its essence by which we can enlighten students and professors to improve the styles of education that we adopt and to thereby serve our society in the finest manner.”

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi awarded both Sheikha Sheikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and Sheikha Hessa bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the award was received on behalf of them by Sheikh Khalifa bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.

Her Excellency also awarded Sheikha Mozah bint Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, and the award was received on behalf of her by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. Her Excellency honored as well Sheikha Ousha bint Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the award was received on her behalf by Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi also honored senior figures who supported the University, within the Educational and Scientific Endowments Project, which is regarded as one of the quality initiatives put forward by the University just as it is the first of its kind in the country, and so far includes 11 programs.

The list of honorees within this category included HE. Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Family of the Late Obaid Al Helu, HE. Humaid Nasser Al Owais, HE. Sheikh Salem Bin Ham Al Amri, HE. Faraj Bin Hamoodah, HE. Khalaf Al Habtoor, HE. Sultan Bin Rashid Al Dhaheri, Family of the Late Ahmed Seddiqi, HE. Abdul Ghaffar Hussein, HE Khalifa Juma Al Naboodah and Ms. Fatima bint Faraj Bin Hamouda.

Her Excellency also awarded representatives of ministries and government departments: the Ministry of Interior, the Office of His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Environment Authority and New York University of Abu Dhabi.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi also awarded charitable organizations and non-profit organizations that have supported the journey of the University including Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation, Al Maktoum Foundation, Al Jalila Foundation, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Family Development Foundation, Emirates Foundation, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Beit Al Khair Society and Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna honored as well private companies and institutions, namely: Union National Bank, Emaar Properties, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company "du", National Bank of Abu Dhabi, twofour54, the Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones - Zone Corp.

Her Excellency also honored the local media: Dubai Media Incorporated, Emirates News Agency, Abu Dhabi Media, Dar Al Khaleej, Sky News Arabia, and CNN.

At the end of the ceremony, Her Excellency honored more than fifty male and female Zayed University students who won prizes and top ranks during the year 2015 in scientific and cultural competitions pertaining to skills and design of applications, artistic research and innovation, foreign languages amongst others.


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