Zayed University (ZU) honored 730 top academic achievers in a special awarding ceremony held in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses.
Distinguished students, who were recognized for exceptional discipline, commitment, and dedication at the ceremony, were on the Dean’s List and met a grade point average (GPA) of 3.60 or above.
The breakdown of the students honored is as follows: 405 students in Abu Dhabi campus and 325 in Dubai campus.
The awarding ceremony was attended by Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, Dr Marilyn Roberts, Provost at Zayed University, Dr Fatima AlDarmaki, Assistant Provost for Student Affairs, Deans of Zayed University colleges, and faculty members.
While addressing the honored students and their parents, Professor AlMehaideb congratulated the students on their remarkable accomplishments and conveyed sincere congratulations and best wishes on behalf of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, to parents and family members, who were also present at the ceremony to make a great day of pride.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor AlMehaideb also affirmed that Zayed University’s commitment to provide a high-quality education and an effective learning environment for its students to nurture them with intellectual capabilities and empower their innovation and research skills to effectively contribute to the development of their country.
“Distinction requires rigorous efforts and hard work to reach excellence and sustain it over years and this can only be achieved by expanding the academic horizon. Therefore, each student should not only acquire knowledge, but they should also develop it in order to keep pace with the rapidly evolving world.
The world witnesses an information revolution and nowadays learning experience should interact with it at the same pace. Therefore, Zayed University is always keen to launch various programs and diverse courses, which are compatible with the knowledge progression and that meet the changing needs and evolving requirements of the labor market,” Professor AlMehaideb added.
He also pointed out that our main priority is to train young students to think independently, which enable them to increase their performance, productivity and efficiency to reach a greater level of self- awareness and propel success.
Furthermore, Professor AlMehaideb highlighted pioneering programs offered by Zayed University, which contribute to the development of students’ abilities and skills and unleash their potential energies.
About Zayed University
Zayed University is today the premier national university in the United Arab Emirates and a regional leader in educational innovation and change. It has created and implemented a skills-rich, outcome-based general education program that systemically develops student skills, knowledge, and values associated with liberal learning and provided a solid foundation for pursuit of disciplinary majors and future careers. Zayed University welcomes national and international students, and provides them with a high quality education, offered by seasoned teaching scholars to prepare them to shape the future of the United Arab Emirates.
Zayed University offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in the following Colleges: College of Arts & Creative Enterprises (recognized as substantially equivalent by NASAD), College of Business (Accredited by AACSB), College of Communication & Media Sciences (Accredited by ACEJMC), College of Education (Accredited by NCATE), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and College of Technological Innovation (Accredited by ABET).