Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), welcomed students to the new academic year and offered his greetings to new students, faculty, and administrative staff.
Nusseibeh said, "We are still facing the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic that have limited the possibilities of our community interaction on the university campus. However, I am delighted that, through the hard work of the faculty and staff and the perseverance of the students, we have succeeded in protecting ourselves and others by implementing measures that guarantee the continuous safety of our campus in the long run. This means that we can now begin to return to campus and enjoy each other's presence and all the benefits this entails."
On returning to university life, he thanked the administrative staff, students and faculty for their innovative ideas and determination towards learning and teaching.
Furthermore, He mentioned that the academic year 2021-2022 is unique because it coincides with the country's 50th anniversary, Dubai Expo 2020 and UAE starting its term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council.