In a ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi University recently recognized more than 75 of its strategic partners from various ministries, federal authorities as well as community organizations from both public and private sectors.
Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and President of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Regents, and in the presence of H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Vice President ADU’s Board of Regents, the celebration also recognized teams of faculty and staff who succeeded in securing international academic accreditation for ADU’s Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration.
During his speech. H.E Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan explained: that “This celebration is a testament to the maturity and advancement of the University as well as an embodiment of all the hard work put into its success on all levels.”
“The celebration is also a true representation of ADU’s deep pride in its relationships with its strategic partners who represent a positive force and valuable addition to the University’s success, through their continuous support for programs, students, faculty and staff,” he added.
“It gives me great pleasure to thank the University’s partners and sponsors for their initiatives and support which has had an important role in providing a rich and productive academic environment that stimulates students to excel and encourage them to work hard,” he continued.
“To all ADU’s partners, I sincerely hope you continue your support for the University, which we appreciate, and cherish as well as consider an essential prerequisite for achieving excellence. Especially in providing various scholarships to all university students, led by the scholarship program of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which is a strong emphasis of His Highness’s confidence in ADU and its students,” he concluded.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan said: “It gives me great pleasure on this occasion to point out that our nation has, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, placed great importance to the development of the potential and abilities of the nation’s sons and daughters.”
“On this occasion, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, for his support of universities and higher education as an essential force in the advancement of our beloved country. We would also like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to H.H Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces for continuously advocating human development as the real wealth of this nation,” he added.
H.E Sheikh Nahyan went on to explain: that “Abu Dhabi University has reached an advanced stage in its academic journey, offering students 31 undergraduate degrees and 17 postgraduate degrees in addition to the prestigious DBA program.”
“The University is also committed to universal standards in all curricula and programs which was awarded with international academic accreditation for both the College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration, which acts as a furthering impetus in achieving international academic accreditation from WASC,” he added.
“I would like to congratulate the teams of faculty and staff who ensured this new success, and emphasize that we have yet many responsibilities that require us to work together in the noble cause of prepping the nation’s sons and daughters as well as ensuring that ADU contributes the renaissance of the nation,” he said.
The ceremony included a video that highlighted Abu Dhabi University’s pursuit of academic accreditation from ABET and AACSB, as well as the role of its strategic partners and supporters. After honoring the University’s partners, H.E. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the ADU’s Executive Board presented His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan with a token of ADU’s appreciation which was a work of art by the student Ali Abdul Rahim from Abu Dhabi Autism Center.