Sheikh Sultan chairs a meeting of the University of Sharjah’s Board of Trustees.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), chaired a meeting of the UoS’ Board of Trustees at his office on Tuesday.
His Highness applauded the recent achievements of UoS including achieving the top spot in the performance of the United Nations’ SDGs, as per Times organisation; achieving the 200th spot amongst the global universities in the same programme, 2nd place amongst the UAE universities in the field of Engineering and Technology, 1st place amongst the UAE universities in the field of Astronomy and Space Studies, and 1st place amongst the global universities for the third year in a row in the field of Sustainability as per “Green Matrix” organisation.
Due to these achievements, UoS is now ranked as the 294th globally, jumping 104 ranks compared to last year, His Highness noted.
On their part, the members of the University’s Board of Trustees lauded the efforts of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan for his great efforts and his extraordinary commitment that contribute in building a unique academic community which has attracted students and professors from different cultures around the world.
After reviewing the five-year-plan for 2014 – 2019, the Director of UoS then briefed the Board on details of the five-year-plan for 2019 – 2024, which is in line with the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, the UAE National Agenda, and the achievements of the previous five years.
The Chancellor of UoS noted that this five-year-plan is to be the foundation of the future development of the University’s performance, both regionally and globally, especially in the fields of innovation, technology, and research and development.
The briefing also included the current and proposed organisational structure of the University and the newly established units, noting that the board has approved in its 47th meeting adding two new units that are the College of Computation and Information and the Regional Institute of physics, Mathematics, and Computation, awaiting the approval of UNESCO for the latter.
During the meeting, the Board approved seven new academic programmes including four Masters Programmes and three Bachelors Programmes.
The Board also directed Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) to construct a district cooling plant to serve the University City, on a land plot that the board had allocated for this purpose.
During its meeting, the Board of Trustees approved appointing Academic Deputy Director for the University as of September 2020, appointing Dean of College Business Administration, and approving the graduation of 1,170 students from their respective Bachelors and Diploma programmes who have fulfilled their academic requirements.
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