February 10, 2014
Al Hosn University recently received a delegation from the Association of Arab Universities (AARU). Established in 1964, AARU is an organisation working within the framework of the Arab League. Its objective is to support and connect universities in the Arab world with a view towards raising the quality of higher education.
The delegation included Prof. Sultan Abuorabi Al Adwan, Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities; Prof. Mustafa Idris Al Basher, Assistant Secretary; Prof. Abdelrahim Mohamed Al Amin, President of Alghurair University; and Ms. Manal Ahmed Al Sharairi, Association of Arab Universities.
The delegation was welcomed by H.E. Prof. Munther Talal Momany, Vice Chancellor and CEO of Al Hosn, Dr. Adel Khelifi, Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Marco Savic, Provost for Quality Assurance and Development, and Deans and Department Heads of the university’s various faculties. This was followed by an extensive tour of the university and its facilities. Later that evening the group had an opportunity to do some sightseeing with a visit to Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque and a short tour of Abu Dhabi city.
On day two of the visit Prof. Sultan Abuorabi Al Adwan honoured Al Hosn Staff and faculty along with VIP guests at an open lecture delivered at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry headquarters. Titled “Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab World,” the lecture provided interesting insights on the history of Arab education, its present status, and the challenges it faces. An interactive question and answer session where the audience actively participated and expressed their views followed.
Lunch was served afterwards at the Chamber and provided delegates and members of the audience an opportunity to mingle and chat. The visit has further strengthened and enhanced the relationship between Al Hosn and the Association.