H.H. Sheikh Hamdan unveils new Dubai university


Dubai will soon get a new university, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, announced on Monday.

It is backed by AED 400 million donation from Sobha Reality towards the Mother's Endowment initiative.

Posting on social media, Sheikh Hamdan hailed the agreement and thanked the group's founder, PNC Menon, "for supporting this initiative.

"We are proud of the spirit of generosity that distinguishes the Dubai community, and the positive impact of such contributions on @MBRInitiatives' global educational goals".

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, the initiative allows contributors to honour their mothers by donating on their behalf. It will contribute towards the AED 1 billion endowment fund to sustainably support the education of millions around the world.

Under the agreement, Sobha Realty will construct and develop the university campus and hand it over to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) upon completion.

The proposed university aims to further diversify higher education options available in Dubai to domestic and international students in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

"The Mothers’ Endowment campaign, which aims to honour mothers by establishing an endowment fund that supports the education of millions of people across underprivileged communities, reflects a profound understanding of the true meaning of charity and humanitarian work as catalysts for progress and empowerment. By providing impoverished individuals with high-quality education, the initiative provides them with the hope and means to create a better future," said Mohammad Al Gergawi, Secretary General of MBRGI.

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