UAE to establish Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities


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.

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