26 April 2017
The award ceremony commenced with the UAE national anthem followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran.
Abdullah Salem Al Tarifi, Chairman of Board of Trustees of the award, lauded the efforts of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in achieving sustainable development in the emirate of Sharjah at all levels.
Al Tarifi pointed out that Sharjah has always been eager to honour creative researchers and scientists. To translate His Highness' vision in promoting knowledge-based society, Sharjah has announced various prestigious awards, including Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity, Sharjah Prize for Literature desktop, Sharjah Award for Plastic Art’s Critical Research, and many other awards in various fields of arts, science, and creativity.
During the award ceremony, Sheikh Sultan honoured the winners of the Sharjah Award for the Best PhD Thesis in Administrative Sciences in the Arab World and the founding members of the award.
The award ceremony was attended by Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadim, Chairman of the Human Resources Department; Mohammed Obaid Al Zaabi, Head of Protocol and Hospitality Department; Dr. Hamid Al Nuaimi, Director of the University of Sharjah; as well as the honorees’ relatives, Board of Trustees members, and several other dignitaries.