SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, UoS, visited on Monday a number of new laboratories and facilities at the campus of the medical and health colleges of the UoS. He also visited the Pathology Museum.

The Ruler of Sharjah commenced his visit by touring the Biomedical laboratory, where he was briefed by Prof Qutayba Hamid, Vice Chancellor for Medical and Health Sciences Colleges, and Dean of College of Medicine on the latest laboratory technology and medical instruments.

Reviewing the latest anatomical techniques, Sheikh Sultan was also briefed on the Anatomy lab, which was equipped with the latest technology. Sheikh Sultan has also highlighted the importance of these various facilities that enhance the students’ understanding and foster their in-depth study.

During the tour, Sheikh Sultan stopped at the Pathology Museum, which is the first of its kind in the Emirate of Sharjah, with valuable surgical specimens that were collected over 15 years.

During the visit, Sheikh Sultan was also briefed on the ExamSoft, which is a secure testing solution that is used for high stakes exams in several medical and law schools. This software enables secure testing on computers by blocking access to programs, files and Internet usage during the test.

His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah attended a lecture at the College of Medicine, where he was acquainted with the progress of teaching.

Praising the work mechanism of the University of Sharjah and the qualitative development of all its facilities and modern laboratories, His Highness urged the students to put in hard work and dedicated efforts to excel in their studies.

He also attended the inauguration of the second batch of the National Ambulance’s Emirati Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Including 30 local students, the year-long training programme is designed to provide UAE Nationals with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in emergency health services.

Entrepreneurial Hub

Sheikh Sultan attended on Monday the inauguration of the second hub of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre, Sheraa, part of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq.

Located at the University of Sharjah, UoS, campus, the new space is dedicated to supporting the rapidly growing entrepreneurial community in the UAE, by giving them access to a pool of resources including mentoring sessions, team building workshops, hackathons, and the opportunity to be a part of the Sheraa programmes.

“Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Sheraa and empowering them has long been our topmost priority. We pride ourselves in supporting start-ups on their journey as they contribute positively to the region’s economy. Our space here at the University of Sharjah will continue to bring new opportunities and unite the local and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.” said Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa.

The UoS collaborative co-working space can be utilised by students and entrepreneurs alike, to meet, share ideas and create new businesses. Sheraa will be hosting a range of inspiring events at the new hub, the first of which is the Startup Weekend competition later this month, on Sep.27.



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