His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of Khorfakkan University, stressed that science and its edifices are the path to progress, which Sharjah works in establishing universities and scientific edifices and providing the opportunity to acquire the right and appropriate science for each environment in all cities and regions.
This came during His Highness' speech at the opening of Khorfakkan University yesterday, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah.
His Highness said: "We welcome you to Khorfakkan City, for sharing this special occasion with the opening of Khorfakkan University, which we look forward to being the beginning of a new and distinctive stage in the process of university education in the Emirate of Sharjah, where education and scientific research are linked to the reality of that university in the environment in which it is."
His Highness added that "Khorfakkan University is in a marine environment, so we have added bachelor's programs in the field of marine sciences, and we have also added the Khorfakkan Center for Marine Research and Sciences. As for Kalba University, which will be opened next year, God willing, it will add bachelor's programs in the field of wildlife sciences, and the Kalba Center for Zoological Research will be added to the University of Kalba. Al Dhad University, which will open two years from now, God willing, will be added a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences and Livestock, in addition to the Al Dhad Desert Science Center.”
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah stressed the importance of education and the establishment of universities, saying that "science and its edifices are the way forward, and we hope that our universities will enable us to continue the path of progress, and we work for that, building more universities, and opening the way for competition among them."