His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UOS), said that the development of academic education requires the provision of complete freedom and care for science, away from the influence of intellectual currents and vain desires.
He added that academic education must also be maintained and not restricted by subject matter and favouritism, directing the Board of Trustees and members of the administrative and teaching staff at the UOS to provide a climate of freedom for faculty members to duly carry out their assigned roles.
His Highness’ words came during a meeting with the new faculty members at the UOS, whom His Highness welcomed and wished good luck and success in their duties and tasks.
His Highness pointed out that the University of Sharjah pays great attention to the learning process and its development by attracting the best teaching competencies in various scientific specialisations, for their important role in the progress and development of the university and taking it to the highest levels. He added that the UOS equally attaches great importance to the academic curriculum in accordance with international standards.
His Highness noted that the university, through its tireless and strenuous endeavour to develop and improve its academic and research programmes and to contribute to the exchange of scientific and cognitive experiences of its students and professors, has signed a number of agreements with the most prestigious universities and international institutes, including the Russian’s Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
His Highness drew attention to the need to provide a free academic climate for development and progress in the various scientific fields, pointing out that the Islamic Nation, in its golden age, provided scientific freedom and translated various types of sciences, publications and works of the Romans, Persians, Greeks and Indians, and from various countries of the world, all of which contributed to its development.