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UAE university delegation visits Emirates Foundation

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, February 23 - 2010 @ 12:02

The delegation consisted of University Provost Dr. Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume, Interim Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies Professor Donald E. Bowen and Dean of the Engineering Faculty, Professor Reyadh Al Mehaideb.

During the visit, members of the delegation met Emirates Foundation CEO Dr. Peter Cleaves, Senior Executive Advisor of the Foundation’s Science and Technology Programme Dr Abdullah Ismail and members of senior management.

Discussion centered on ways to boost cooperation between the University and the Foundation, particularly supporting scientific research projects and post graduate studies at UAEU.

“The Emirates Foundation is one of the biggest supporters of scientific research programs at UAE University,” Dr. Cleaves said. “Last year, for example, the Foundation offered researchers from UAE University 29 grants worth Dhs5.3m in the field of Science and Technology alone.”

In 2008 and 2009, the Foundation offered grants totaling some Dhs16m to promote scientific research and build up the capabilities of leading Emirati researchers.

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