Abu Dhabi University (ADU) in partnership with Knowledge Group donated 25,000 notebooks to Emirates Red Crescent. The initiative was part of ADU’s Year of Zayed strategy that honors the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The donated notebooks were used to shape the 703 sq m mosaic logo, created by Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group in celebration of the Year of Zayed, an endeavor that earned the University its first-ever Guinness World Record for the largest notebook mosaic logo to date.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Salem Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, said: “Our long-standing partnership with Emirates Red Crescent is an important driver of our efforts to instill the values of giving and cooperation among our students. We are proud of what we have achieved together so far and look forward to similar initiatives in the future.”
In September 2017, Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group donated 75 boxes of children’s clothes and toys, collected from the University’s faculty, staff and students, to Emirates Red Crescent as part of KG’s corporate social responsibility initiative WeCare.
About Abu Dhabi University (ADU)
Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized university for quality education and applied research that fosters academic excellence and continued growth, was established in 2003, three years after a charter for the university as a key driver of socio-economic growth, was launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region.
At its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai, ADU’s mission is to go beyond educating students and to contribute in strengthening the UAE’s global position as a progressive and innovative nation through its internationally competitive programs, world-class faculty, and educational resources. The University aims to hone the creative talent, critical thinking and leadership skills of the nation’s youth and empower them to become global leaders and lifelong learners.
Striving towards educational excellence, ADU is the first university in the country to receive the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2010 and the first private higher education institution in the UAE and the GCC region to receive an international academic accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business Administration holds international accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In addition, its College of Engineering has earned the accreditation of the world renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.
Dedicated to achieving excellence on all international academic levels, ADU is ranked in the top 2.8% of universities worldwide in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Ranking, scoring third on the “International Faculty Index” for its faculty’s diverse cultural backgrounds, and ninth on the “International Student Index” for its international student body. Moreover, ADU also ranked in QS’s top 150 leading institutions under 50 years, and in the top 7 of all private young universities in the world, the top 3 of all private young universities in the Arab World, and the top 16 of all private universities around the world.
Source: APCO Worldwide