Hamed bin Zayed Attends Zayed University Exceptional Students Graduation Ceremony

21 Apr 2019

H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, has witnessed this evening's graduation celebration at Zayed University of 217 exceptional bachelor's and master's degree students from the 2017/2018 academic year.

Fifty students received special honors, of which 41 students in the master's degree, and nine from the bachelor's level. The event also cheered for 61 students for receiving their master's degree and 111 students from the bachelor's degree.

H.H Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said during the ceremony that H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, highly emphasizes the progression of education across the nation, to pursue sustainable development.

He also stressed that Zayed University, thanks to the wise directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces had enjoyed prestigious ranking both regionally and internationally through its unique academic programs and advanced research programs. He also pointed out that achieving these milestones will continue to cement the University's position further to be among the top in the world.

H.H Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan handed over the degrees to the graduates and congratulated them on the success and graduation from the University with competence and excellence. He wished them continued efforts in furthering their education and enhancing their knowledge gained through research and keeping up with the latest advances, in their respective fields of study.

The graduates, as mentioned earlier, are part of the University's seventeenth bachelor's and seventh master's degree batches, 1261 male and female students graduated this academic year.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, said, "Today we recall the efforts placed by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late founding father of our nation, to educate his people in recognition of the importance of education in building nations to create creative generations capable of meeting challenges and capable progressing our country forward."

She stressed that Through his dedicated leadership and insightful vision for the future of the country, Sheikh Zayed enabled the UAE to emerge as a prosperous and successful nation that has continued to flourish. Today, the UAE stands as a model for tolerance, harmony, and peaceful coexistence in the region and across the globe. Building on Sheikh Zayed's exemplary leadership model, the UAE has embraced a holistic approach to progress and development by openly engaging with all forms of modern innovation. The UAE has steadily established a worldwide network of partnerships and fostered an open approach to global engagement that has allowed the country to thrive truly.  

She explained that since its inception, Zayed University has endeavored to apply the best educational systems and achieve its academic mission. It has been entrusted to develop capabilities to be ambassadors of the future. Zayed University aims to graduate the builders of this country and ensure its development, all through the creation of modern specialties that keep pace with the labor market and achieve the aspirations and objectives of the National Strategy for Higher Education 2030 through Providing students with technical and practical skills to be a key pillar in building a sustainable knowledge economy.

"I am confident that you will follow in the footsteps of your colleagues who graduated before you to employ your knowledge in the service of your community and your country. Thanks to their sincere determination and passion for leading the future towards prosperity," she said.

The ceremony was attended by H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, H.E Hussein Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, President of Zayed University, and His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi is the Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills. H.E Saeed bin Ahmed Ghobash, President of UAE University, and H.E Nasser Khalifa Al-Badoor, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection. H.E Mohammed Salem Al-Dhahiri, Advisor to the Head of Education and Knowledge Department in Abu Dhabi, H.E Ali Rashid Qanas Al Ketbi Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, H.E Shatha Al Hashimi, Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, Prof. Reyadh Al Mehaideb, Vice-President of Zayed University,

The graduation was also attended by Zayed University faculty and staff and family members of the graduating students.

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