Nusseibeh stressed the importance of stepping up efforts to realize the university’s mission of making a positive contribution to the advancement of the UAE by providing undergraduate and graduate education in line with international standards.
The council also discussed several strategic projects undertaken in accordance with the “principles of 50” – ten principles that will serve as fundamental guidelines for all institutions in the United Arab Emirates over the next 50 years in the framework of strengthening political, economic development and social. In addition, the board discussed recommendations from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, following the WACSC committee visit from March 8-10, 2022, as part of the confirmation of the university’s institutional accreditation.
The council also discussed the report of Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. In accordance with its recommendations, the council approved a new master’s program in English and cultural studies at the university, two virtual research institutes in precision medicine and food security in drylands, and the change of title of the Department of special education in the Department of Special and Gifted Education.
In accordance with its fiduciary oversight responsibility, the UAEU Board received a report from Dr. Tariq bin Hendi, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Based on the recommendations presented, the board approved the audited financial statements of the UAEU for 2021, noting the financial statements of the UAEU for the first quarter of 2022, and approved the budgetary objectives for 2023.