Sheikh Sultan receives honorary doctorate in Turin, Italy. WAM
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Turin and the Polytechnic University of Turin, for his contribution to urban and regional development, and commitment to integrating architecture with sustainable technology solutions.
The Honorary Doctorate is a first of its kind, as it combines the recognition by the two universities for distinguished performance in urban development efforts.
Sheikh Sultan expressed his pleasure and delight at receiving the award, adding "It is an honour for me to attend this ceremony held in the magnificent Castle of Valentino among many distinguished academics and guests. I want to express my sincere appreciation to the University of Turin and the Polytechnic University of Turin, their faculties and committees who nominated and bestowed me with this Honorary degree."
"This is a special day for me," Sheikh Sultan continued, noting the history of the two prestigious universities and their impact on the sciences and technology fields.
Sheikh Sultan also met Professor Guido Saracco, Rector of the Polytechnic University of Turin.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to initiate cooperation across various academic fields, with a focus on architecture, infrastructure and sustainability development.
Sheikh Sultan then toured the university grounds, and visited its Clean Water Centre where he was briefed about the centre's desalination systems and purification of water and wastewater technologies.
Established in 1859, Polytechnic University of Turin is Italy’s oldest technical university offering several courses in the fields of engineering, architecture and industrial design.
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