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President appoints President, Chancellors of Universities

WAM Abu Dhabi, Apr 15th, 2013 (WAM)–President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued three federal decrees naming Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research as UAE University Chancellor, Dr Maitha Al Shamsi, Minister of State as President of Zayed University and Mohammed Hassan Omran Al Shamsi as Chancellor of Higher College of Technology in the rank of minister.

Commenting on the issuance of three federal decrees, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum appreciated the huge efforts exerted by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development in leading and consolidating the higher education in the UAE.

He noted that this impacted positively on the achievements attained by the higher education, citing the graduation of waves of distinguished batches that meet the state’s requirements, in addition to attracting prestigious major universities to open in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed also lauded the efforts of Sheikh Nahyan in establishing standards and criteria for the university education in the UAE over the last years – a move he said has earned the country a prestigious academic status at the regional and international levels.

He wished success to the new presidents of universities in their new jobs so as to continue upgrading the university education as per the world class standards.

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