Sheikh Sultan chairs the meeting of the American University of Sharjah's Board of Trustees on Sunday. Twitter photo
During the meeting, the Sharjah Ruler and the AUS President were briefed on a number of the university's achievements in various fields, praising the board for deepening their efforts to accelerate the university's growth and following up the developing plans with the help of the university's faculties and students. In addition,
His Highness adopted several decisions expediting the university.
AUS board members praise Sheikha Naamah and her family for their support. WAM
The board approved the university's operating budget for the next academic year, a budget of Dhs100 million as financial aid for research, and adopted a new policy for spending on scholarships and research. The council also approved promoting several university faculty members and renewing their contracts.
Moreover, the board members expressed their appreciation to Sheikha Naamah Bint Majid Al Qasimi and her family for their contribution to the university's scholarship fund, which will lead to the establishment of the 'Sheikha Naama Bint Majid Al Qasimi Professorial Chair in Interdisciplinary Education' at AUS.
The meeting dealt with the great interest of the Ruler of Sharjah in the environment, agriculture and wildlife, and its advancement in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan also gifted the House of Manuscripts at Al Qasimia University in Sharjah 278 volumes, representing the seventh group of His Highness' donations to the House, of which 274 include original manuscripts, and 4 ancient stone volumes.
The donated collection included hundreds of titles of books, sources and academic encyclopedias in the disciplines of language, history, Islamic studies, hadith, men's science, translations, jurisprudence...
Sheikh Sultan visited the pavilion of the Emirates School Foundation, Sharjah Education Council, Sharjah Private Education Authority, and the MoE, where he was familiarised with means and tools of teaching children, in addition to the various educational publications provided by authorities.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed his thanks to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad for his congratulations and the sincere fraternal feelings he showed, wishing the brotherly State of Qatar and its people further progress and development.
Sheikh Sultan’s statement reads, “The Ruler of Sharjah congratulates Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his appointment as Vice President."
Sheikh Mohammed said, “I congratulate my brothers Sheikh Hazaa, Sheikh Tahnoun, Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed for the confidence in the President of the State. In you and your brothers, the leaders of the new generation, the march continues.”