Noura Al Kaabi with Dr. Hamad Bin Muhammad Al Sheikh and other dignitaries.
Noura Bint Mohammad Al Kaabi, Minister for Culture and Knowledge Development and President of Zayed University, received Dr. Hamad Bin Muhammad Al Sheikh, Saudi Minister for Education and the accompanying delegation to Zayed University's Dubai campus.
The meeting was attended by Eng. Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, MOE Undersecretary for Supervision and Support Services, Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Vice President of Zayed University, and Dr. Ammar Bin Nasser Al Mualla, Director of Educational Organisations and External Relations at the Ministry of Education.
The visit included a welcoming session presented by Dr. Michael Allen, Assistant Provost for Research at Zayed University, which included a detailed demonstration about different initiatives launched by the university in the framework of shifting into a research varsity to focus on the needs of the UAE community, within the state's strategy in science, technology and innovation.
Allen pointed out that the research centres included in the University aim to raise the outputs of higher education and motivate students to think about innovative, proactive solutions that contribute to building and preparing Emiratis to lead work and development in the strategic sectors in the country.
Following the session, the delegation toured the campus and visited Khalaf Al Habtoor Centre for Assistive Technology Resources to support Students of Determination, "du Lab" for visual technology and digital media" and then visited the ZU "Bloomberg financial laboratory,” which includes the largest number of terminals, on university level, globally.
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