Abu Dhabi to set up new university for humanities

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorEducation
CountryUAE

ABU DHABI — President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a law to establish the Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH).The university will offer programs in social studies, humanities, and philosophy for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.MBZUH aims to cement cultural and academic ties through signing cooperation and exchange agreements with distinguished institutions, locally and internationally; develop and sponsor academic research in the fields of the programs it offers, and train highly qualified graduates in all categories of humanities, said an Abu Dhabi Government Media Office statement.It will conduct academic and applied research in areas of scientific and strategic importance; facilitate and support a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship; provide advice, information, and services in all academic, research, and administrative fields; and organize public seminars, conferences, and training courses.A Board of Trustees will be responsible for approving and overseeing the implementation of the university’s general policy and strategic ...read more...