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Sultan restructures UoS board

Sharjah Ruler issues resolution restructuring board of University of Sharjah

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Sharjah: His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued Administrative Resolution No 1 of 2018 establishing the University of Sharjah’s (UoS) Board of Trustees.

The resolution stipulates that the new Board of Trustees will be chaired by Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, with the membership of Dr Obaid Al Muhairi, former Executive Dean of Arabic Language and UAE Studies, Higher Colleges of Technology; Mohammad Abdullah, CEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank; Dr Tarek Sultan Bin Khadem, Member of the Sharjah Executive Council, Chairman of Human Resources Department; Dr Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority; Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Director of the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology; Ahmad Al Rasheed, Lawyer and Legal Adviser; Noura Al Nauman, Chairperson of the Executive Office of Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi; Jacques Fremont, President of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Also included in the board are Dr Guenter Meyer, Director of the Centre for Research on the Arab World, at the University of Mainz, Germany, Chairman of the German Middle East Studies Association, President of the European Association for Middle East Studies, and Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies; Prof Omar M. Yaghi, Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley; Prof Kamal Yousuf Toumi, Professor of Electronics Engineering and Co-Director of the Centre for Clean Water and Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Prof Mohammad H. Sayegh, MD, Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine at the American University of Beirut; Prof Abdullah Hussain Malkawi, Chancellor of Fahd Bin Sultan University in Saudi Arabia; Prof Martin Barstow, Pro-Vice Chancellor Strategic Science Projects, Director of the Leicester Institute of Space and Earth Observation, Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Leicester, UK, and Prof Hamid M.K. Al Naimi, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah and President of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences.

Pursuant to the resolution, the membership will be for three years, and may be extended for a similar period or periods, and the board’s members may be re-elected when their mandate expires.

This resolution is effective from the date of its issuance, and shall be published in the official gazette.