Zayed University reviews policies related to interdisciplinary education, hybrid education courses

The members of the Council were briefed on updates concerning academic courses and student affairs


DUBAI - Zayed University Council held its third meeting for the year 2021, chaired by Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and President of Zayed University, at the Convention Centre at the university campus in Dubai to review several topics on its agenda.

The council discussed relevant topics and approved the implementation of several administrative and academic recommendations which aim at raising the level of education and research to meet national objectives.

The attendees discussed the academic policies approved by the Academic Affairs Committee, in addition to updating the policies related to financial aid services made available to university students.

The Council also approves the conferring of Master’s degrees for graduates during the period 22nd February 2021 - 31st May 2021, and approved the University President’s decrees in regards to the Zayed University academic calendar of 2021-2022.

The members of the Council were briefed on updates concerning academic courses and student affairs, as well as reviewed strategical implementations of the overall institutional transformation.

Members have also discussed policies and procedures related to the implementation of interdisciplinary education and hybrid learning, which would enhance readiness for future changes, by adopting the highest technical standards in its educational system to qualify students to achieve cutting edge know-how, that will take them beyond common boundaries and become leaders in the future.

The meeting was attended by members of the University Council, Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Vice President of the University Council; Maryam Saeed Ghobash, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Investment Company; Shatha Al Hashemi, Advisor, Executive Consultation Unit, Prime Minister’s Office; and Mozah Ibrahim Mohammed Al Akraf Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development.

Also, Humaid Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company; Saeed Sultan Al Dhaheri, businessman; Hassan Al Najjar, Entrepreneur and Founder of InFocus Media; Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO of Minerva Project; and Richard Holman, Dean of Interdisciplinary College.

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