Second Meeting of the UAEU University Council for the Academic Year 2021/2022

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Al Ain: The Council of the UAE University met today, under the Chairmanship of H.E. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to H.H. the President of the UAE and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University.

The Chancellor commenced the meeting by congratulating HE Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri, the Council’s Vice Chair on her appointment as Minister of Climate Change and Environment in addition to her portfolio of Water and Food Security.  He noted that the united portfolio recognises the interdependencies of sustainability and positions the UAE at the forefront of advances in these matters.

The Chancellor confirmed that the UAEU Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai had received a very favourable response.

In fulfilment of its governance role in overseeing university strategy and its implementation, the Council considers steps taken by the University Executive Leadership:

  • to align the UAEU strategy with the UAE’s 10 guiding principles for the next 50 years of economic, political, and social development.
  • to advance the university’s position in national, regional, and international rankings.

The Chair of the Audit and Risk Subcommittee, H.E. Dr. Tariq bin Hendi presented a report with recommendations on the University’s financial policies.  The recommendations align policies with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards and the Federal Government Accrual Accounting Standards.  In approving the report and its recommendations the Council noted that they ensure that the University’s finance function aligns with recognised practices of international standard.

In a related matter, and in keeping with its responsibilities for fiduciary oversight, the Council noted the University’s financial performance against approved budget for the third quarter.

The Council received the UAEU Annual Report 2019 and approved its publication, welcoming the information of relevance to a wide range of stakeholders and its evidence of how the university is using its resources to fulfil its mission.