AGU becomes Arab Universities Union member
Dubai, May 8, 2009
Al Ghurair University (AGU) has become the permanent member of Arab Universities Union – an entity working under the umbrella of Arab League and represented by 230 government and private universities.
Dr Abdurahem Mohamed Al Ameen, president of AGU, received the certification from Dr Saleh Hashem, Secretary General of AUU.
For the last two years AGU has been a non-permanent member of the AUU – an organization which only has five permanent members.
Being the permanent member of AUU will now give the university the opportunity to enter into a wide-ranging and growing engagement with regional students which is a vital element for academic, social, and cultural sustainability in GCC.
Dr Al Ameen said: “We are happy and proud to be chosen as the permanent member of AUU. We did our best to fulfill the organisation’s requirements such as academic strength, budget, and defining career goals of the student to acquire permanent membership.'
'The membership gives us the right to vote within the organization, take decisions which are obligatory under AUU charter and participate in all AUU activities.'
'AGU enjoys a good reputation among all the Arab universities which is reflected in the fact that around 400 students have graduated from Al Ghurair since inception,” he remarked.
The membership gives AGU programmes a regional acceptability which is a great success and shows trust in its disciplines. He said that the university intends to hold a seminar on peaceful use of nuclear power with AUU later in the year.
Meanwhile, Dr Saleh Hashem said: “AUU is a union including 230 universities from 22 Arab countries. It is the first Arab Union that was launched in 1969 and today we are celebrating its 40th anniversary.'
'In our last AUU Secretarial meeting in Kuwait, we upgraded the status of AGU from a non-permanent to a permanent member. However, we are very careful in cultivating relationship with Arab universities and organizing extra-curricular activate such as sports, culture and scientific research for them.'
Dr Hashem said in order to be eligible for permanent membership “a university must fulfill certain requirements of the organisation such as up-gradation of its premises, faculty, infrastructure, study rooms, student residences and other services.'
'In another words, it has to be an integrated university,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service