Zayed University - UAE Reading Year 2016

On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet has approved the declaration of 2016 as the UAE Reading Year, which was announced on the 5th of December, 2015. The Cabinet therefore issued a number of directives to start preparing an integrated national literacy strategy and a framework to produce a reading generation and to establish the UAE as the capital of culture and knowledge.


Therefore, based on this guidance and according to H.E Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, we have worked on developing a number of initiatives to turn the University campus into a reading oasis. The University administration, moreover, always urges its student to grasp various forms of culture and knowledge that enable them to develop their personalities and empower them as future thinkers and researchers. The University also promotes the academic and extra-curricular activities that help us achieve these goals.

H.E Sheikha Lubna AL Qasimi has accordingly started the initiatives of the Reading Year by launching a project entitled “Read” in order to promote the culture of reading in the University community, to enrich students with Arabic and world literature, and to deepen the Arabic identity through reading the books of our elite Arab scientists and thinkers. 

Year of Zayed...Zayed University Initiatives

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