His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, on Monday morning, May 4th, 2015, attended the launch of the 9th Annual University Scientific Research Forum, under the slogan "Innovation & Emerging Research Directions", at al Zuhri Hall at the University of Sharjah.
The Forum was opened with the University’s speech by Professor Hamid M.K. Al Naimi, Chancellor of University of Sharjah, explaining that the University has worked to activate the scientific and practical returns of cooperation agreements and scientific partnership held with the global and regional universities, institutes, and scientific centers, focusing through it on the promotion of the scientific research, expanding its horizons with the graduate studies, attracting the scientists and senior and outstanding specialists at the global level in their fields, and enabling them to make sound scientific research along with their work as faculty members at the University, not only to serve and develop the local or regional community, but also to promote the scientific research to the global levels, in order for its returns to contribute to the service and development of the human interests in general. He added, to achieve that, the University established a council for scientific research and graduate studies and three research institutes: Sharjah Institute for Medical Research, Institute for Science and Engineering Research, and Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research, in addition to eleven centers of excellence in scientific research, identifying 26 research groups that include various disciplines and colleges, paying attention to projects and scientific research of graduate students, and establishing an institute for academic leadership in higher education and development of teaching methods, which will work on the development of faculty members. He added that this lighthouse for scientific research at the University of Sharjah could not be established without the moral and material support of His Highness the President of the University, especially the approval of His Highness to establish a professorship chairs after the names of national figures and authorities to support scientific research adopted by such figures, which have totaled to more 50 million dirhams so far. After discussing several scientific papers in several areas, His Highness the President of the University honored the winners of prizes of the 9th Annual University Scientific Research Forum, and opened on the sidelines of the Forum the exhibition of graduation projects for students of the University of Sharjah, undergraduates and graduates in various scientific disciplines, and His Highness toured the halls of the exhibition and listened to explanation of students about their scientific innovations and graduation projects, through which they obtained their scientific degrees.
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