Zayed University Spring Semester Lists 500 Freshmen

15 Jan 2018

Zayed University kickstarts the second semester of the academic year 2017-2018, with 500 new undergraduates, including 450 at the bachelor level, 10 international students, and 46 in the Postgraduate Programs.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, recently welcomed all the newcomer via a video, during the students orientation day, which was held recently on both campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in which she encouraged students to commit to the highest standards of conduct and academic excellence and to benefit from the high-quality education and exceptional services provided by the university to develop personally and professionally.

Students, during the event, were exposed to the university’s departments, faculty and staff, campus services and resources, rules and policies and provides them with the useful academic information they need for their transition to Zayed University’s new and exciting academic and cultural setting.  

Prof. Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice-President of Zayed University, stressed that the university is always keen to provide a high-end learning experience for all its students, to qualify them to excel academically and to acquire suitable skills and experiences to benefit in their personal and practical lives ahead.

Graduate Programs Orientation Seminar

Additionally, 46 new students joined Zayed University postgraduate studies in the second semester of this year, joining two programs: Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Security Specialization, Master of Arts in Diplomatic and International Relations.

With the enrollment of these new students, the total number of students enrolled in this phase will reach 300 students, who will join the postgraduate students' of around 2,000 current students.

Prof. Marilyn Roberts, University Provost, said, during her speech at the ZU Graduate Programs Orientation Seminar, which was recently held in the Abu Dhabi Zayed University Campus,  “We are following aspirational goals to continue the institutional ranking rise, as the UAE government aims to pin Zayed University on the top 300 universities worldwide”. “ZU is fully committed to training the next generation of leaders and hopes that the Zayed University post-graduate experience will continue to enhance their personal career paths,” she said.

Zayed University is fully accredited and recognized internationally by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (major accreditation body in the United States) as a comprehensive university. Moreover, Zayed University has been charged with completing the CAA, Commission for Academic Accreditation, which is considered a government-run institutional licensure and degree accreditation organization for private universities and their academic programs in the United Arab Emirates.

The faculty, whom the students are observing, are considered the best majority Ph.D. holders in the region, “Zayed University appreciates the vast variety of faculty members arriving from 76 countries, and carrying along experiences from top universities worldwide, mostly from Europe and North America, Canada, and Australia.”

Prof. Roberts mentioned that Zayed University has widened its educational scope to introduce the soon coming Doctoral/ Ph.D. program, “The proposal is at work, beginning with the first Zayed University Doctoral Program in judicial studies,” she added.

Additionally, Zayed University is massively growing its research footprint, "Referring to the Youth Wellness UAE Data Sample, we found three researchers here at ZU worked in collaboration with Emirates Foundation to compare, then, the UAE Youth Wellness in many different areas with 31 other countries,” she said.

There is a significant collection for the last several years, ZU has been expanding the database indices, the librarian publication collection, printed in Arabic as well, to support research studies carried out by the students.