Al Ain: The University of the United Arab Emirates has launched an awards program to recognize graduates who have made significant contributions to the community and society. The award will be an annual event with awards based on nominations submitted to the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Unit. The application period is open from today until January 6, 2022.
The Associate Rector for Research, Dr Ahmed Ali Murad, chairs the Alumni Award Committee. He explained that the Alumni Award is part of the UAEU’s strategy to establish partnerships with its graduate students. “The UAEU wants to recognize the distinctive and positive contribution of graduates to their community and to society. Programs such as the UAEU Alumni Award are typical practices of major international universities. They work to promote the value of the university and increase international recognition. Additionally, alumni scholarship programs reflect the culture of excellence in higher education and motivate university graduates to pursue this culture in their lives and careers. They encourage graduates to continue their professional development after graduation and to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and scientific research in their fields of work, ”said Dr Murad.
Explaining the relevance of the Alumni Award for the development of the UAEU, he added: “The Alumni Award places the University at the center of a network of national and international graduates and serves as a measure of our educational success. This allows us to trace the impact of UAEU in the lives and careers of graduates. “
The Alumni Prize will award 28 prizes in four categories:
• Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Empowerment of women
Applications will be evaluated by an awards committee on the basis of established criteria.
A description of the Alumni award and categories is available on their website, which also contains tips for applicants. Applications must be submitted via the website: English: www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/alumni/; Arabic: www.uaeu.ac.ae/ar/alumni/