Sharjah ruler signs MoUs with two UK universities

SHARJAH, 2nd May, 2023 (WAM) – H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of University of Al Dhaid, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah on Tuesday. The MoU was between the University of Al Dhaid and the Royal Agricultural University of the United Kingdom. It was signed at the Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre.

Dr. Evelyn Welch, from the University of Bristol, and Dr. Peter McCaffery, from the Royal Agricultural University also signed the MoU. The main goal of the MoU is to improve cooperation between the three universities in order to develop expertise in scientific and educational fields.

The MoU is focused on three education fields: veterinary medicine; sustainable agriculture; and desert science. The parties can also discuss possible ways to cooperate in different research fields.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan listened to an explanation of each field, as well as a presentation on the most popular programmes and specialisations that are offered by both universities.

The MoU states that the University of Al Dhaid will work with the University of Bristol, the Royal Agricultural University, and the University of Bristol to offer four programs: Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture; Bachelor of Animal Science; Bachelor of Desert Sciences and a Ph.D. programme in veterinary medical. The University of Dhaid will offer these programmes and majors.

The Ruler of Sharjah was presented with a souvenir by the University of Bristol delegation at the conclusion of the signing. Dr. Sheikh Sultan, the Royal Agricultural University and University of Bristol delegations toured the centre’s corridors and viewed the most important holdings.

Ali Ibrahim Al Marri was the Director of the Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre. Dr. Muhadditha Y.A. Al Hashimi is the Chairperson of Sharjah Private Education Authority. Dr. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy is the Chancellor of University of Sharjah. He was joined by a number of university representatives and academics from the United Kingdom and other countries.

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