The Department of Geology in the College of Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University held a brainstorming session with the Ministry of Energy on Monday, February 8th, 2016 in the college to discuss initiatives to support both the ministry and the university. Dr. Ahmed Murad, Dean of the College of Sciences; Dr. Khalid Al Bloushi, Head of the Department of Geology; Mr. Khalid Al Hosani, Deputy-Director of the Department of Geology and Mineral Resources, and Mr. Atiq Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Department of Geology were all present.
Dr. Murad said that, “this session aims to support the UAE Vision 2021 agenda of encouraging competitiveness and leadership through promoting new initiatives and realizing opportunities. We aim to protect the nation’s geological heritage and follow through in the next phase.”
This session promotes the adoption of smart transformations in every field. The meeting discussed smart government and the possibility of translating books and producing an approved curriculum to be taught at the university in Arabic and English.