Nayed Attends Higher Academic Council Meeting of MBZUH
Dr Aref Ali Nayed, Chairman of Kalam Research and Media (KRM), attended the Higher Academic Council meeting of the Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH) in Abu Dhabi, which met to approve the university’s future plans for academic programmes.
The Chairman of the Higher Academic Council of the Mohamed bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH) is H.E. Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah, and members of the Council include:
• Dr. Aref Nayed, Chairman of Kalam Research and Media (KRM)
• Professor Muhammad Othman El-Khosht, President of Cairo University, Egypt.
• Professor Amany Lubis, President of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Indonesia.
• Dr. Mohamed Khalil, former Minister of Religious Affairs, Tunisia.
• Dr. Radwan El-Sayed, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Lebanese University, Lebanon.
• Dr. Ismail Kutubkhana, former Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Sociology at King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
• Dr. Eric Geoffroy, Head of the Department of Arab Studies at the University of Strasbourg, France.
• Professor John Waterbury, president emeritus of the American University of Beirut, professor emeritus at New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
The Council approved the future plan for academic programs in the humanities at the bachelor’s, higher diploma, master’s and doctoral levels, in addition to approving the holding of the Arabic Language and Applied Linguistics Conference “Opportunities and Aspirations”, and a conference entitled Philosophy and Theoretical and Social Progress during the current year.
The Council also reviewed its publishing, documentation, studies and research plans, in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Hameli, and the Chancellor of the University, H.E. Dr. Khalifa Al-Dhaheri.
Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities is UAE’s first university specialising in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Philosophy. The MBZUH promotes Islamic and Arabic culture in a modern context in alignment with core values of the Islamic civilisation and its respect for human rights, harmony, and moderation. The MBZUH offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language and Literature.