Zayed University council holds 2nd meeting for 2021

New policy on e-learning: online and blended learning proposed

Zayed University council holds 2nd meeting for 2021

Abu Dhabi - Led by Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, President of Zayed University (ZU), members of the Zayed University Council held their second meeting of 2021 to review several topics on the Council’s agenda.

Initiating the meeting, Noura Al Kaabi greeted and praised all Council members for their sincere engagement towards enhancing the overall academic experience of  Zayed University. She also complimented the joining of Professor Clayton Mackenzie as the new Provost to Zayed University expressing confidence in his academic experience and the value he brings to ZU.

During its meeting, the Council addressed a number of issues and topics, to ensure the delivery of excellence in educational innovation, research, and student leadership development that serves the changing needs of advancement in the nation.

The Council spent time assessing the impact of decisions and recommendations implemented from the previous meeting, and discussed a number of policies and procedures related to the academic and administrative sectors of the institution, which are among the priorities of the current academic year. Zayed University Council members have also reviewed a New Policy concerning the E-Learning (Blended Learning).

The Council went through the conferral of the Master’s and the Bachelor’s degrees of the Academic Year of 2020-2021. They also reviewed the latest updates on the strategic planning of 2022-2026, as well as proposed plans by University Council subsidiary committees, and studied strategies of possible international partnerships with pioneering International Universities and innovators in the field of academia.

The meeting was attended by; Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Vice-Chair of the University Council, His Excellency Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), Moza Al Akraf Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development, HE Abdulnasser Alshaali, Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Shatha AlHashmi, Advisor, the Executive Advisory Unit, Prime Minister Office; Mariam Saeed Ghobash, Vice Chairperson of Abu Dhabi Investment Company; Saeed Sultan Rashed Al Dhaheri, Businessman; Emeritus Professor Rob Whelan, Director - Whelan Consulting Pty Ltd., Dr. Khalid M. AlKhazraji, Vice-President of Zayed University, and Professor Clayton Mackenzie, Provost of Zayed University.


Ahmed Al Majayda, Media Specialist

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Zayed University is a national and regional leader of educational innovation dedicated to the socio-economic advancement of the UAE. Encompassing two modern campuses in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, enrolment on each campus exceeds 4000 national and international students. A model of educational excellence, Zayed University is committed to providing a first-class educational experience tailored to the individual needs of students, through the application of the latest academic pedagogies delivered by a distinguished faculty of internationally renowned scholars.

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