In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a law to establish the Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH).
The university will offer programmes in social studies, humanities and philosophy for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
MBZUH aims to strengthen cultural and academic ties through signing cooperation and exchange agreements with distinguished institutions, locally and internationally.
I will also help develop and sponsor academic research and train highly qualified graduates in all categories of humanities.
The university 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 organise 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 plans, as well as the annual budget.
It also will be responsible for approving programme majors, curricula and educational and training programmes, and establishing endowment funds to benefit MBZUH’s goals and objectives, in coordination with the relevant authorities.
A director will be appointed to run the university, including managing academic, financial and administrative affairs.
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), which will offer academic programmes in social studies, humanities and philosophy. pic.twitter.com/2cSq7JgolU— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) November 16, 2020
Mohamed bin Zayed has issued a resolution to establish the Board of Trustees for the Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities, chaired by Dr Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei. pic.twitter.com/fx2ga1rSPc— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) November 16, 2020
The Board of Trustees also includes Vice Chair Sara Awad Issa Musallam, Maryam Eid AlMheiri, Dr Yousif Abdulla Majed Alobaidli, Mohamed Najm AlQubaisi, Dr Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Dr Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri and Dr Said Amzazi.— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) November 16, 2020