Sheikh Maktoum said: "We seek to enhance the cooperation and knowledge exchange with major universities and scientific institutes to make Dubai a leading global center for research, education and development." Image Credit: Twitter/@MaktoumMohammed

Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, met with Michael M. Crow, President of the Arizona State University (ASU), one of the largest public universities and a leading public research institution in the United States.

During the meeting, Sheikh Maktoum highlighted Dubai’s efforts to accelerate growth in its next phase of development and the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to double the size of emirate’s economy and consolidate its status as one of the world’s top three cities. He said that educational institutions are key partners in Dubai’s efforts to promote innovation-driven growth and sustainable development.

The President of Arizona State University expressed his appreciation for Dubai’s efforts to raise educational excellence and foster the development of innovation and R&D.

A public research university founded in 1885, the Arizona State University is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the United States and one of the highest-ranked for innovation. The University currently has 112,177 undergraduate students and 30,459 graduate and professional students from 158 countries.