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To Grant its Students PhD Degrees from Both UniversitiesThe University of Sharjah Renews its Cooperation Agreement with the German University of Lübeck

​5 November 2019



The University of Sharjah signed a cooperation agreement to extend its joint cooperation with the German University of Lübeck under which graduate students in medical sciences at the University of Sharjah receive a double PhD degree from the two universities.

Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, signed the agreement along with Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, President of the University of Lübeck. Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy, Vice Chancellor for Medical Colleges and Health Sciences and Dean of College of Medicine, attended the signing along with the German delegation representative Prof. Nicholas Abutara, and a number of researchers from the German University.

The Chancellor of the University of Sharjah welcomed the members of the delegation from the University of Lübeck and expressed his happiness for the continued cooperation between the two universities in the field of medical sciences, and looked forward to further cooperation and exchange of experiences in the future between the two universities in many scientific fields. He praised the distinguished participation of researchers and scientists from the University of Lübeck in the scientific sessions of the 7th Emirati-German Congress in Medicine and Dentistry. He also invited them to attend the annual graduation ceremony of graduate programs at the University.

For her part, the President of the University of Lübeck expressed her delight at visiting the University of Sharjah and praised the outstanding level of the institutes, research centers and scientific facilities. They are, she added, looking forward to further cooperation at all levels.

The agreement stipulates the continuation of the joint PhD program between the University of Sharjah and the University of Lübeck in the medical specialties. The agreement also specifies the general conditions for admission to the doctoral qualification program and enrollment requirements. In addition to the curricula and courses and completion of the credit hours, as well as determining the rules for the exchange of faculty, and the selection of supervisors from the University of Sharjah and the University of Lübeck, and work to conduct joint scientific research related to diseases spread in the United Arab Emirates. Finally, it also addresses how to conduct exams, dissertations and training in German medical colleges – as the students will discuss their thesis at the two universities, to be awarded at the end of the program the dual degree from the two universities.



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