A grant to encourage Emirati students to earn post-graduate qualifications at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi was established by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, on Monday.
The grant will fund master's degrees for Emiratis already studying at the university and for those seeking to enrol.
Sheikh Mohammed, also Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, made the announcement during a meeting at Al Bahr Palace with Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, chairman of the education and knowledge department; Prof Jean Chambaz, president of Sorbonne University, Dr Mugheer Al Kaili, vice president of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; and the French Ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Pouille.
Mr Al Nuaimi and Prof Chambaz thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his support for education in the country.
Sorbonne Abu Dhabi is a higher education institution that attracts the best students from the UAE and around the world. Established in 2006 as a result of an agreement between the Sorbonne University in Paris and the Government of Abu Dhabi, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi offers the very best in international higher education. Their student’s benefit from 760 years of academic excellence and learn on a state-of-the-art campus on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.