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Sharjah Ruler meets President, Board of Trustees of UoS

SHARJAH, 6th December, 2021 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Monday, met with Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), and several members of the university’s Board of Trustees, at its campus.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan praised the impressive levels reached by the UoS in educational, academic, research, social, and administrative aspects and other processes, which was due to the efforts of the university administration, work teams, researchers, academics and students, in cooperation with the best and most prestigious institutions of higher education and institutes worldwide.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan praised the role of the Board of Trustees in drawing up the general plans and policies of the university and making decisions that are in the interest of the university's progress at the international level and rankings and the creation of a high-quality educational environment within the university community.

The Ruler of Sharjah pointed to Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi’s constructive efforts as president of the university, that contributed to achieving its aspirations, continuing its scientific and research progress, and supplying the labour market with the best graduates.

The meeting dealt with a number of scientific and academic topics and talked about the latest achievements of the university in academic programmes and educational facilities, and the procedures followed in dealing with COVID-19.

The UoS President thanked Dr. Sheikh Sultan for the confidence placed in him by assigning him as the university’s head. He pointed to the advanced rankings of the university among the leading educational institutions for its programmes, facilities, and the quality of its graduates. It came with the grace of Allah Almighty and through the Sharjah Ruler’s vision, and his support and follow-up to the university since its establishment and its continued sponsorship.

He stressed the continuation of work on the university's plans set by the Ruler of Sharjah with a development vision, enlightened thought and clear scientific foundations, and keeping pace with modern educational means, techniques and methods in cooperation with the most prestigious international universities and institutes.

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DFWAC receives delegation from Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

DUBAI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has received a high-level delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).

The delegation’s visit aimed to learn about the foundation’s services offered to women and children, who fell victim to domestic violence.

The delegation was received by Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the Foundation.

It included Joana Lima, President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum, accompanied by Maryam Majid bin Thaniya, Member of the Federal National Council and Vice President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; Fatima Zahraa Abdi, Second Vice President of PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; and Celine Cervi, Parliamentary Secretary.

The visiting delegation was briefed on the services offered by the Foundation, including information on its campaigns, initiatives, and educational programmes.

They were also informed about the rehabilitation plans for victims. Additionally, the delegation was given a tour of the Foundation's facilities.

Al Mansouri praised the visit of the delegation, highlighting that it is part of a series of visits to the foundation aimed at reviewing its experience and services, exchanging information and expertise, and sharing successful experiences and programmes.

"Since its establishment in 2007, the Foundation has gained a reputation as one of the leading organisations in the field of combating domestic violence, protecting children and addressing human trafficking crimes,” she added.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean is an international organisation founded in 2005 by the national parliaments of the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The main objective of PAM is to forge political, economic and social cooperation among the Member States in order to find common solutions to the challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf region, and to create a space for peace and prosperity for its peoples.

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Mohammed Al Sharqi chairs meeting of board of trustees of University of Science and Technology of Fujairah

FUJAIRAH, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, highlighted the key role of higher education establishments in supporting the national educational sector, noting the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, to improve the quality of the education system.

He made this statement while chairing the regular meeting of the board of trustees of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah.

The meeting’s participants discussed the university’s strategies and academic programmes for the 2022-2023 year, as well as its planned academic initiatives.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad lauded the efforts of the university’s board and teaching staff to support students and enhance their skills.

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Museum of the Future opens new shop with AI-driven audio

DUBAI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — The Museum of the Future has opened a physical store with an AI-driven audio offering limited-edition and exclusive items including replicas from some of its most popular exhibits.

Many of the items are inspired, designed, and made by local designers as well as internationally renowned artists, including Jason Bruges and Ally Powell.

The range includes a miniature version of “The Centre”, a creative piece of artwork inspired by the Al Waha exhibit. It also features an exclusive brass replica of the “Monument to the Pioneers”, a gallery art piece – in the form of the solar system and inspired by the OSS Hope exhibit.

Majed Al Mansoori, Deputy Executive Director of the Museum of the Future said that the stocking a wide range of exclusive, limited-edition products and memorabilia including unique items from local designers, offer everyone the chance to take home a piece of the future.

Around half of the products available are entirely bespoke to the museum, including those inspired by the cursive Arabic script, or Thuluth, that decorates the façade. These special collections celebrate both Arabic calligraphy and the 3D-printing technology used in the museum’s construction. In addition, there is a range of products, such as keychains, magnets, tote bags, coin purses, pouches, scarfs, books, and coffee sets.

Visitors can purchase clothes made from recycled materials, high-quality educational games inspired by the future, and limited-edition creations by local Emirati designers. For younger visitors, gifts for children inspired by the Future Heroes exhibit can also be found at the shop.

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