Al Ain: The Student Affairs at the United Arab Emirates University organized a cultural festival entitled “UAE Homeland of Tolerance”. The university conducted cultural and artistic activities on this occasion, with the wide participation of university students from 27 different countries.
On this occasion, Dr. Suad Al Marzouqi, Associate Provost for Student Affairs said: “The UAEU is considered a national flagship university and a cultural hub that includes many international students from more than 75 countries. The university participates in this global occasion to achieve the vision of tolerance of our wise leadership, which has become a civilized approach and a cultural heritage. The university also seeks to promote the concept of tolerance, coexistence, and cultural and knowledge exchange, as it includes many international students, which constitutes an ideal, positive environment for tolerance and coexistence.”
She added, “We seek, through the 3-day-activities of the ‘UAE Homeland of Tolerance’, with the participation of 27 pavilions, to deepen dialogue and cultural and civilizational exchange, to ensure acceptance of the other, and to promote that approach for future generations, through initiatives, practices and activities aimed at promoting the principle of tolerance and human openness that our leadership is supporting based on our strong national values and ethics.”
The activities included several competitions and artistic and folkloric performances from different cultures. The students of different nationalities have organized pavilions that introduce the cultures, customs, and civilizations of the peoples of those countries, in addition to showing student films and musical performances.
About UAE University
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 13,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.
In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked #5 in the Arab World and #296 worldwide.
UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.