Hamed bin Zayed attends Khalifa University graduation ceremony

ABU DHABI, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, today attended the graduation ceremony of Khalifa University Class of 2018, which included the graduation of 420 Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

The ceremony, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was also attended by Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Energy Authority and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, along with members of Khalifa University’s Board of Trustees and representatives of various organisations, also attended the ceremony, in addition to members of the university’s faculty and staff, the graduates and members of their families.

Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed handed out the certificates to the graduates and congratulated them on their success and graduation, which reflected their competence and excellence. He wished them continued good efforts in furthering their education and enhancing their knowledge, which will be gained through more research and keeping up with the latest advances in their respective fields of study.

His Highness said that Khalifa University, thanks to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has enjoyed prestigious rankings, both regionally and internationally, through its distinguished academic and advanced research programmes. He noted that achieving these milestones will continue to further cement the university’s position to be among the top in the world.

Al Hammadi went on to say, “To achieve excellence, the university is making efforts in order to link innovation with the UAE’s science and technology policy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, especially considering the cutting-edge research centers and labs that it hosts, which heavily contribute to the generation of intellectual capital that is closely linked to the strategic sectors in the country.”

He added that to further enhance the university’s local leadership in the field of research innovation, as well as regionally and globally, a budget of AED500 million has been allocated as funding for university-based research over the next five years.

During the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering programme at Khalifa University, delivered the graduates’ speech, in which he thanked the university for the knowledge and education it provided. He also thanked the family members and his fellow graduates, wishing them the best in their future careers.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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