His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, expressed how proud he is in the citizens who work in the service of the UAE, and in the various sectors, including education, and he congratulated the citizens of the State in general and the staff of the Ministry and all the educational institutions, on the occasion of Labor Day which falls on May 1st of each year. His Excellency pointed out that Labor Day this year coincided with the announcement of his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the year 2015 a year of innovation and creativity, this announcement came to strengthen efforts for building of national cadres that lead the future of the State towards further progress, prosperity and innovation.
His Excellency added that the Ministry is seeking through its initiatives to consolidate a culture of creativity and innovation and to spread the concept of development of the educational process which is at the top of the national priorities, adding that the Ministry has announced the opening of nominations for the scholarships abroad to undergraduate and graduate studies, and internal scholarships program for post-graduate studies of UAE citizens, according to one of the two systems; regular study in the country of study within the period of the course, or through partial attendance for students studying in the research system, provided that the institution’s system allows that, consistent with the certificate equivalency system followed by the Ministry. In turn, his Excellency expressed his pride in the efforts of all the staff of the Ministry, with innovation in services through the smart applications launched by the Ministry, and creativity in initiatives to create a new concept about creativity and innovation, which has resulted in significant benefits to the State and society, and his Excellency asked his staff to adopt innovation as the basis for all activities of the Ministry, and as a slogan to them in their lives and their work because it represents an urgent need to reflect the ambitious goals to make the UAE among the most innovative countries in the world.
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