AAU hosted the Executive Council Meeting of the Association of Arab Universities
Al Ain University hosted the second Executive Council meeting of the Association of Arab Universities, which has held in Al Ain Campus. The meeting was headed by HE Professor Mohamed Albaili Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, and attended by the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, Prof. Sultan Abu Orabi, Prof. Mustafa Al-Basheer Assistant secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, Prof. Mohammad Affan Al Hamdani President of University of Anbar, Prof. Ahmed Zaghdar President of Yahia Fares Algeria University , Prof. Sadeq Abdullah Sadeq President of Al Ahliyya Amman University, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammad Mursel President of Mogadishu University, President of Kalamoon University in Syria Prof. Nabil Al Batal, HE Dr. Ali Bin Saud Al Bimany President of Sultan Qaboos University and his Deputy Mr. Salem Bin Mohammad Al Manthari, Prof. Ghassan Awad President of Applied Science University in Bahrain, Dr. Hussain Al Ansari Director of Kuwait University and his office manager Mr. Mohammad Saud Al Suliman, Dr. Nesreen Abyad representative of Saint Joseph University in Beirut and the Director of the university’s branch in Dubai, Dr. Rushdi Al Qwasmi as a representative of Al Quds Open University and Mrs. Mai Wehbe General Director of the Association of Arab Universities, The members of the Executive Council were received by Prof. Ghaleb El Refae –AAU President- and e Dean Council members.
The council members discussed the most important issues in the future strategic plan for the Association of Arab Universities such as, making adjustments on the Association of Arab Universities strategy. The council’s members also discussed the role of the Association of Arab Universities in supporting the scientific researches, focusing on students training and student exchanging between Arab universities, heading international conferences in cooperation between the universities association, strengthening the role of scientific societies of the association, in addition to the importance of the association's role in creating a culture of quality assurance among Arab universities.
Prof. Refae emphasized the importance of this meeting, saying: "The Executive Council is considered as the engine of the Association of Arab Universities, where most of the association decisions are based on the council’s recommendations”, he also stressed on the important role of this meeting in promoting and exchanging experiences among Arab universities and faculty members, as well as it helps to organize international conferences and encourages joint scientific researches and academic programs among Arab universities.
It is worth to mention that, Al Ain University will host the 23rd forum of exchanging Training Presentations Students of Arab Universities in the period 19-21 March 2017, which aims to provide training opportunities for Arab universities students to exchange presentations and experiences.