Abu Dhabi University Unveils “Year of Zayed Strategy 2018”

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

His Excellency Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri: Leading social initiatives and activities to highlight the values of the founding father 

Abu Dhabi – UAE – In response to the directives of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE to launch the “National Strategy for the Year of Zayed” and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dafra Region and President of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Trustees, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) inaugurated yesterday its strategy for Year of Zayed 2018 during a press conference held at its Abu Dhabi campus in the presence of His Excellency Salem Mubarak Al Dhaheri, ADU Executive Director of Community Relations and other our senior leaders from Abu Dhabi University as well as media representatives.

The strategy includes various initiatives and activities aiming to commemorate the memory of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father, honor his legacy, promote his values and vision and celebrate the achievements realized in the reign of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

“the University’s is keen to launch the “ADU Year of Zayed Strategy 2018” in response to the directives of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE to declare 2018 as Year of Zayed. It’s a testament to the stature of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan the Founding Father of the UAE and his lasting memory in the hearts of our people and millions of people around the world.” Salem Al Dhaheri said in his speech on behalf of H.E Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri Chairman of Abu Dhabi University’s Executive Board.

Bin Harmal added “Our initiatives under the umbrella of the ‘ADU Year of Zayed Strategy 2018 aim to instill the values of the late Sheikh Zayed across the ADU community and nationwide. At the heart of its spectacular achievements that allowed the country to assume a position of preeminence regionally and internationally lies the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed. We are proud of the university’s success story and the milestones it achieved positioning it as a leading internationally recognized university known for quality higher education and enjoying prestigious international academic accreditations. ADU has succeeded in achieving its goals for Year of Giving through implementing 60 social initiatives which further strengthened its position in the local community.”

For his part, Salem Al Dhaheri said “The agenda of ADU’s Year of Zayed 2018 Strategy would cover diverse social and cultural areas reflecting ADU’s commitment to the nationwide initiative.

Salem Al Dhaheri elaborated on the agenda, pointing out that: “The agenda starts with the launch of Sheikh Zayed Awards for Community Service, organization of the Sheikh Zayed walkathon, as well as hosting people of determination at ADU.

He added: “Moving forward, the month of May will witness the commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the birth of our founding father.  Moreover, the various initiatives will include “Because Zayed taught us” campaign, “workers Can Speak” English Training, “We Read for Them” initiative, training programs for Special Needs and Zayed Social Responsibility Event.

He concluded: “Zayed strategy campaign will conclude in December with our Year of Zayed themed national day celebrations.“


About Abu Dhabi University (ADU)
Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized university for quality education and applied research that fosters academic excellence and continued growth, was established in 2003, three years after a charter for the university as a key driver of socio-economic growth, was launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region.

At its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai, ADU’s mission is to go beyond educating students and to contribute in strengthening the UAE’s global position as a progressive and innovative nation through its internationally competitive programs, world-class faculty, and educational resources. The University aims to hone the creative talent, critical thinking and leadership skills of the nation’s youth and empower them to become global leaders and lifelong learners.

Striving towards educational excellence, ADU is the first university in the country to receive the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2010 and the first private higher education institution in the UAE and the GCC region to receive an international academic accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business Administration holds international accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In addition, its College of Engineering has earned the accreditation of the world renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

Dedicated to achieving excellence on all international academic levels, ADU is ranked in the top 2.8% of universities worldwide in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Ranking, scoring third on the “International Faculty Index” for its faculty’s diverse cultural backgrounds, and ninth on the “International Student Index” for its international student body. Moreover, ADU also ranked in QS’s top 150 leading institutions under 50 years, and in the top 7 of all private young universities in the world, the top 3 of all private young universities in the Arab World, and the top 16 of all private universities around the world.

© Press Release 2018

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