AAU President meets the new academic staff
Starting with the new academic year 2018-2019, the AAU President, Prof. Ghaleb El Refae met the new academic staff who joined Al Ain University of Science and Technology this year.
The meeting which was held at Al Ain Campus was opened with a warm welcome for the new staff members by Prof. El Refae, wishing them a productive academic year, full of achievement and innovative and exciting research. After discussing on the values of the meeting in providing new staff members with information on their rights and responsibilities at AAU, Prof. El Refae gave an overview of the University’s current strategy to support continuous development and high-quality teaching and research.
Prof. El Refae noted that the University adheres to the quality assurance standards set by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education. He encouraged new faculty members to focus on two key markers of quality assurance: research and continually developing standards of teaching and learning.
He also expressed the university's pride in joining the new academics, and, his full confidence on the faculty members' contribution to enhancing the educational process and continuing the tender process initiated by the university since its establishment. He stressed the importance of the professional development of faculty members to achieve academic development as the basis of the Al Ain University for Science and Technology's march towards excellence.
As for the Abu Dhabi Campus, Dr. Amer Qasem, AAU Vice President, met the new faculty members who joined AAU at Abu Dhabi, stressed the importance of supporting AAU’s students and future graduates by providing them with the benefits of the highest quality of teaching, learning and positive examples of ethical academic practices.
More than 30 new academic staff members joined the AAU family in first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, and this meeting was held to enable a comprehensive overview of the University’s centers, units and employees, the meeting featured presentations by the major service units at the University, providing an overview of their role, the tasks carried out by the team and best ways to communicate with them when required.