16 July 2019
His Excellency Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, received a delegation from the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah and Politecnico Di Torino University headed by Vice Rector for Research Stefano Paolo Corgnati, and Prof. Stefano Lo Russo from the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, attended the meeting along with Dr. Salah Taher, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs; Dr. Tarek Merabtene, Director of the Office of International Relations; and Prof. Abdelaziz Soufyane, Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the College of Sciences.
The Chancellor welcomed the delegation and expressed his happiness to discuss possible ways of cooperation between the two universities. He stressed that the University of Sharjah is currently one of the largest universities locally and regionally according to the latest international rankings. It is ranked among the top 100 young universities worldwide. The University, in accordance with the vision of its Founder and President His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, is always seeking to serve all the bodies and institutions of the local and international community through establishing cooperation agreements with them. It currently offers 97 accredited academic programs in 14 disciplines including 53 Bachelor's programs, 29 Master's programs, 14 PhD programs, and one graduate diploma program. The number of students studying at the University of Sharjah is around 15,000, and the number of graduates has exceeded 29,000.
The Chancellor continued stressing that all the disciplines offered by the University of Sharjah meet the requirements of the labor markets and the needs of the community. Scientific research, he added, is of great importance and the University established a number of centers, research institutes and research groups in many disciplines to serve that purpose.
The two parties then discussed the possible areas of cooperation including the exchange of students at the undergraduate and postgraduate stages as well as faculty members and researchers, conducting a series of training courses and joint educational programs, organizing lectures and discussions, and exchanging knowledge and information in research fields. They discussed work in the fields of energy, mechanical and aerospace, applied science and technology, controls and computer sciences, electronics and communication devices, management and production, mathematics science, architecture and design, sustainability, environment and infrastructure.