Zayed University to organise UAE Heritage Research Conference

DUBAI, 3rd March, 2017 (WAM) — The first edition of the UAE heritage research conference entitled “Current Trends and Future Prospects” will be held on March 6.

The conference will be organised by Zayed University in Dubai and sponsored by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) under the patronage of Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University. It will be held in the Convention Centre at Zayed University in Dubai.

The conference affirms the continued pursuit of Zayed University to highlight the academic efforts and scientific research on the heritage of the UAE and HHC’s aim to harness all channels to activate the preservation of intangible cultural heritage and research related to it, The Gulf Today reported on Friday.

The first part of the conference agenda includes speeches from dignitaries and researchers, while the second part includes four educational sessions.

Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of the HHC, said their strategic vision includes supporting academic institutions in research and studies of heritage, history and all activities, conferences and workshops that produce a generation consciously proud of their heritage.

He said: “Under the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, we are committed to conserve the heritage and conduct studies and research to promote national identity. Our aim is to raise the level of heritage and literary culture in the UAE to bridge the generation gap and to inculcate a sense of patriotism in the new generation and create innovation in different spheres so they follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers. We will use all the resources at our disposal to provide all the ingredients for the benefit of young people to serve their motherland through the field of science.”

Prof. Dr Reyadh Al Mehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, said HHC always supports Zayed University in various academic activities and promotes the heritage of the UAE.

He said: “The conference addresses a key question about the existence of academic approach to heritage through science by experts in the subject, through the adoption of a multi-disciplinary methodology linking the diverse heritage components and its relations with the community in various dimensions. A number of theoretical and applied research in heritage issues will be presented during the conference focused on the United Arab Emirates and its efforts in the study of heritage to this area.”

Source: Emirates News Agency