Monday, April 27, 2015

                        UAE university seeks to become 'beacon of excellence'

SHARJAH -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has said the University of Al Qasimiya will become a beacon of excellence in higher education and scientific research, based upon the principles and teachings of a tolerant Islam that is open to the entire world. 

He added that the new higher education institution will promote dialogue among religions and cultures, as well as raise the level of science, literature and arts in all societies. 

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the University, held today at the theatre of the University of Al Qasimiya, Sheikh Sultan said, "On this happy day, we are witnessing the birth of a new star in the world of thought and knowledge, emerging from Sharjah to add more to thought and human civilisation." 

The Ruler of Sharjah said he hoped the University of Qasimiya will be a seed that will yield a good harvest of science and knowledge in the atmosphere of moderation and enlightened cultural dialogue, urging those in charge of the new university to launch disciplines that benefit all peoples of the world, promote welfare and mutual respect of different cultures. 

Also, he urged students to benefit from science and knowledge, to hone their skills and acquire innovative rules about participating in dialogues in their different fields - equipped with the principles of Islam and human values to set an example in their countries, and contribute to carrying torches of science, knowledge, progress and human advancement. 

Sheikh Sulatn also paid tribute to those who contributed to the establishment of this institution. 

Dr. Rashad Mohammed Salem, Vice Chancellor of University of Qasimiya, said that the University is to be a beacon for science and knowledge, with a distinct vision that reflects moderation and tolerant Islam, pointing out that Sharjah is a hub of thought. He thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for his inspirational vision, which prompted the establishment of the University to depict the image of the correct Islam. 

Further, Sheikh Sultan launched the official website of the University of Qasimiya. The donors and sponsors of the University were honoured for their instrumental roles in assisting in the establishment of the University in record time. 

Also, the banquet was hosted in honour of the audience, including the Ruler of Sharjah. 

The event was attended by H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Central Finance Department in Sharjah, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Seaports and Customs Department in Sharjah, others Sheikhs and senior officials. -end-

No comments:

Post a Comment