Since the launch of the UAE National Innovation Strategy in 2014, Zayed University has engaged in innovative teaching and learning, smart services, and innovation research. In response to the dynamic nature of today’s world, the primary focus of the university has extended beyond academic requirements, instead placing a strong emphasis on cultivating the entrepreneurial and innovation mindset of our students as we prepare them for real world challenges and the uncertain future.
Zayed University’s Centre for Educational Innovation played a crucial role in teaching and learning innovations making major impacts with mobile learning in 2012. However, to create a culture of innovation in accordance with the National Innovation Strategy several awareness campaigns, and on and off campus innovation exhibitions were launched. These initiatives included innovation circles and Design Thinking workshops for students, staff and faculty to foster creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills. As a federal government university, our duty is to develop individuals and an institution equipped with the capacity to enhance ‘the overall quality of life’ while contributing to the knowledge economy and future workforce needs.