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.
Dr Sheikh Sultan approved a number of new projects that the ALA will work to implement in coordination with partners from institutions concerned with the Arabic language from different countries of the world.
Dr Sheikh Sultan stressed that the current and future projects in the Emirate of Sharjah in general, and in the Central Region in particular, have many positive returns and benefits for the region and its people.
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 Sultan honoured the winners of the 3rd cycle of the ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region; and the 2nd cycle of the Arab Cultural Heritage Award for the Young.
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