UAE University celebrates Emirati Women's Day
Sat, 27 August 2022
The United Arab Emirates University participates in the country's celebrations of Emirati women on August 28 of each year. The slogan of this year is "Inspiring Reality .. Sustainable Future". The UAE University is proud of its female graduates, who played a pioneering role in various fields, as well as an academic staff of 69 national female lecturers, professors, and faculty members, who make influential efforts in the field of scientific research and academic work.
Dr. Habiba Saif Salem Al Shamsi, Assistant Dean of the College of Law for Student Affairs, said, "Since the establishment of the United Arab Emirates, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, "may God rest his soul," laid societal basic pillars to support Emirati women, the most important of which is compulsory education. In addition, he promoted women’s empowerment and participation in economic and social development, without gender discrimination. Women are true partners of men and bear responsibilities in various fields.
Dr. Habiba added: "Women at the UAE University are a distinguished model for empowerment. They have proven unparalleled success in doing their duties in the fields of teaching, academic research, and community service as well as in holding the most important administrative and leadership positions. They presented an honorable model for Emirati women at the local, regional and international levels. Following the founder’s approach, the empowerment project is still ongoing, as our wise leadership seeks to develop it, believing in the role of women and their participation in preparing future generations as primary and pivotal partners in the present and the future.
Dr. Moza Al Tenaijy, Chair of the Department of Languages and Literature at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said: "With the leadership of our wise government, Emirati women have been supporting the UAE Centennial and advancing the development process in various sectors in the country. They have been able to achieve the national strategy to empower Women, through their contributions to education, health, political parliament, and other vital sectors.
She added, "The pioneering positions of Emirati women in local and international forums, and their support for the UAE efforts in addressing crises and disasters, have become a clear matter of which every citizen is proud, as they have proven that they are able to participate in building and leading the country in foreseeing the future, thanks to the directives of the wise leadership for Emirati women.”
Dr. Hanan Al Mazrouei, Associate Professor at the College of Business and Economics, appreciated the UAE University's support for Emirati women, and said, "Emirati women have excelled in many positions and in various fields, and have many achievements, most notably their role in the field of education. The UAE University has strengthened the role of Emirati women in several areas, including their distinguished role in supporting teaching and qualifying the students with modern skills, to contribute to the development of society.
She added, "Several Emirati women have held various leadership positions at the university, and the UAE University has provided all means for their advancement in all scientific fields and has continued to support Emirati women through an insightful vision for the future of Emirati women and their constructive role in the field of education. Emirati women have also succeeded efficiently in representing the UAE University in international conferences and participating in various kinds of research, as well as excelling in academic research as distinguished academic researchers.
Dr. Naeema Al Hosani, Chair of the Department of Geography & Urban Planning, said, “The 28th of August comes every year to enhance the efforts of women’s development, enable their capabilities, and to appreciate the vision and strategy of the wise leadership that paid attention exceeding expectations to supporting and empowering Emirati women, on the same date of the establishment of the General Women’s Union of the United Arab Emirates in 1975, in honoring the Emirati woman. The founder, the late Sheikh Zayed, may God rest his soul, harnessed all possibilities to enable women to join the process of education, believing in their capabilities and sacrifices. Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak (Mother of the UAE) - may God protect her - Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has launched many initiatives to enhance the position of women at the social, economic and political levels.
She added, "On August 28, 2015, the (Emirati Women's Day) was announced for the first time by the pioneer of women's progress (Mother of the UAE), who supports women's rights and advances their positions. In 1976, Sheikh Zayed - may God rest his soul – established the UAEU in Al Ain to be a destination for knowledge from all emirates, receiving and supporting female students by opening the horizons of higher education for them, in order to achieve the mission of empowering women. The UAEU graduates groups for institutions in the field of various sciences. The UAEU proudly offers today specializations in the field of innovation and space qualifying them to work at different ministries and diplomatic corps, thanks to God, and our distinguished leadership strategy that is looking forward to the future, through launching the slogan (inspiring reality) in 2022 for the country’s celebration of Emirati Women’s Day.
Dr. Dalal Matar Al Shamsi, Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences, said, "The United Arab Emirates University is the edifice from which Emirati women progressed and moved towards raising the national development. The UAE University has always provided exceptional and valuable opportunities in all the basic and applied disciplines that support women’s leadership and empowerment in the country. This flagship university has become the first choice for Emirati women who have been seeking and achieving the requirements of admission and graduation from the UAE University to join the necessary developmental fields of work in this country."
She added, “As a student who graduated from the College of Science at the UAE University, and a professor who works with a feeling of gratitude for the support of the College of Science for us as Emirati women, as students until our current work in our emerging university, I do not forget all the important details that the College of Science provided to us to follow the scientists and researchers’ paths for self-development locally and internationally, in a way that raises the level of educational outcomes provided by us to our students, and the quality of scientific research for the community service.”
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