Zayed University Council discuss strategic plans to meet future employment market demands

12 May 2022

Led by Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, President of Zayed University (ZU), members of the Zayed University Council held the second meeting of 2022 to review several topics on the Council’s agenda.

During the meeting, the Council was briefed on the key 2022 achievements to date and updated on key operational activities of the University Council’s sub-committees. The Council spent time discussing and assessing the progress of its strategic transformation towards providing students with an evolved education experience, hinged on an interdisciplinary pedagogy, that prepares them for the future. The update included a review of the implementation roadmap and the key next steps towards the successful launch of ZU’s new programs for the upcoming Fall semester in August 2022.

In-line with ZU’s transformation strategy, ZU continues to explore international partnerships with pioneering International Universities and innovators in the field of academia, to further strengthen its offering to students in excellence in education. In this regard, the Council approved entry into a memorandum of understanding with a world-leading University to offer a joint program, soon  to be made available to students in the UAE.

The meeting was attended by Her Excellency Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Vice President of the University Council, His Excellency Abdulnasser Alshaali, Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Her Excellency Moza Al Akraf, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Community Development, His Excellency Humaid Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director & Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), Her Excellency Mariam Saeed Ghobash, Member of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Development Bank, Her Excellency Shatha Al Hashemi, Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office,  His Excellency Saeed Sultan Al Dhaheri, Businessman, Dr. Robert Whelan, Professor Emeritus and Expert in Strategic Planning, and His Excellency Hassan Al-Najjar, Founder and the CEO of InFocus Media Company.