Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, honored the 34th cohort of UAE University students, during the ceremony held on Monday morning, May 11th, 2015, in Al Ain. His Highness commended the wisdom of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of UAE University, and his field follow-up for the development of the University scientifically, technically, and administratively, so that it becomes on a par with the most prestigious universities in the world, stressing that it is a university of national identity and global openness and level. For his part, His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of the University, in his speech on this occasion, affirmed that the UAE University, in light of the directives of His Highness the Head of State, and His Highness the Vice President, is seeking to upgrade its educational outcome to the best global scientific and technical practices based on knowledge, and view the different experiences, in order to qualify the graduates to enter the labor market in the country, and advance the sustainable development. His Excellency the Minister thanked and appreciated His Highness the Head of State, His Highness UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, for their continued support for the higher education process in the UAE and provision of all the opportunities of science and education for the children of the UAE. His Excellency also expressed his pride in this scientific edifice, which was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan , stressing that the UAE University was founded on the principles of qualifying the students, providing them with knowledge and science, strengthening their expertise, expanding their horizons, unleashing their abilities and energies, promoting the spirit of scientific research, creativity, and innovation with commitment to the principles of morality, and consolidating the national belonging and Arab values for them as an active and influential element for achieving progress and leadership in our beloved country. The graduates delivered a speech and expressed their gratitude and appreciation to His Highness the Head of State, His Highness the Vice President, His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, for their support to the education and higher education sector in State, and for providing the sons and daughters of the UAE with all opportunities to access education in the State and foreign universities. They also thanked the Chancellor of the University, faculty, and administrators for providing the educational atmosphere and environment that helped them fulfill this achievement, and they thanked their parents who stood by their children in their educational journey. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum came to the podium, next to him his Excellency Dr. Ali Al-Noaimi, Vice Chancellor of the UAE University, and he handed the certificates to the sons of the country who have graduated from the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Business and Economics, Law, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Information Technology, and Medicine and Health Sciences. The graduates of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences took the oath in front of His Highness the Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, and the attendees. His Highness congratulated the graduates and their families for their success and for reaching this new phase in their lives, confirming the leadership support, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, for them, and care for their future and the future of successive generations of the sons and daughters of the nation.
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