Higher Education and local and federal scholarship authorities, activate the National Scholarship Database
On instructions of his Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to coordinate and unite efforts with all scholarship authorities in the State to preserve resources, and achieve the desired objectives of scholarships in line with the wise leadership’s vision aimed at have a national cadre that has the capabilities and resources necessary to build a sustainable knowledge-based economy compatible with the UAE Vision 2021, a meeting was held in the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, with all local and federal scholarship authorities, where the database was activated and explaining the system, the operational plan has been developed to work on it. The meeting comes within several meetings held recently by the Ministry with scholarship authorities in the State to unify visions and standards, in attendance were representatives of the Office of scholarships in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Tawazun, and Abu Dhabi Police's Education Department, the General Command of the Armed Forces, the academic learning unit in UAE University and the Crown Prince Court. From the Ministry Fatima Al Zaabi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education and Scientific Research Affairs, Hanan Al Ameri, Acting Director of Scholarship and Cultural Foreign Relations Department, and Amro Jaber, Deputy Director of Information Technology Department attended the meeting. The National Scholarship Database is considered an umbrella that provides information about Emirati scholars, to feed policies and scholarship programs of the State, since the database contains in addition to all the information concerning students, more than 20 fixed analytical reports, to enable the relevant decision-makers to use it to draw their policies and future plans based on solid and accurate information, also the user can build the analysis required in accordance with its requirements. This database constitutes an essential arm of the Ministry's electronic scholarship system launched by the Ministry for all Emirati scholars, which in turn has recently won as the best the m-Government Service Award via mobile phone.
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