Zayed University to admit new cohort of students into new degree programmes

ABU DHABI, Zayed University has announced that it will welcome a new cohort of students onto pioneering new interdisciplinary, educational programmes in the fall 2022.

Students will be able to choose from four new degree programmes, including Business Transformation, Social Innovation, Computational Systems and Sustainability, and the university’s existing Arts and Creative Enterprises programmes.

Designed by Zayed University faculty, the programmes aim to give students a wider breadth of understanding in their chosen specialism and enable them to thrive through active learning and focused industry-partnership experience in their chosen career.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and President of Zayed University, said, “This is an enormously exciting time for Zayed University. By changing the way we teach, we can give students the best possible preparation for the workplace. The workplace is evolving fast and Higher Education must evolve with it. Sheikh Zayed taught us to embrace innovation and these new degree programmes are a continuation of his spirit. Our degrees will open the eyes of our students to the opportunities available to them in the private sector, and develop our future thinkers, doers, and leaders.”

A new suite of innovative General Education programmes will be a core component of the degree programmes for all incoming students. This suite of purposefully-designed and integrated courses, the first of its kind in the UAE, will develop the soft skills students need to succeed in the workplace. These include critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and comparative analysis.

During their time at the university, students will spend time participating in corporate challenges with local and international companies, giving them the valuable real-world experience needed to thrive in their career.

Corporate challenge partners include: Injazat, the UAE’s home-grown technology champion in Digital Transformation, Cloud, and Cyber Security; Emirates Development Bank, a key financial enabler of the UAE’s economic diversification and industrial transformation agenda; and G42, a UAE-based AI and cloud computing company.

The new degree programmes are in line with the UAE’s Centennial 2071 plan and Projects of the 50 which are focused on improving the education system as part of the Government’s plans to build a stronger and more innovative nation.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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