IIUM Confers Honorary Doctorate on His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi

By International Islamic University Malaysia, PRNE
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 16, 2011 - His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi, supreme Council Member
and Ruler of Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was conferred an Honorary
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Human Capital
Development) by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for his
contributions to the development of the Ummah and Muslim World. The award was
conferred by IIUM Constitutional Head, His Royal Highness Sultan Haji Ahmad
Shah of Pahang at the Cultural Activity Centre (CAC) IIUM on 14th February

IIUM Rector Prof. Dato' Sri Syed Arabi Idid said the selection was based
on Sheikh Humaid's contribution to the society, welfare, culture and
education of UAE and the Islamic world. He said the ruler's international
contribution was the main factor in the selection as he had established
"Human Appeal Organisation" which provides various types of humanitarian
supports to the poor and the needy in UAE and helps many refugees in Africa,
Asia and Europe.

In 2000, His Highness also established The Sheikh Humaid Charitable
Organization dedicated to providing various means of support and assistance
to orphaned, widowed, disabled, elderly and poor citizens of Ajman. This
charitable organization also gave financial assistance to pilgrims in
performing the Hajj, sponsored the construction and operation of hospitals in
Bosnia, South Lebanon, Gaza, and Sudan as well as providing tuition fees and
scholarships to students to continue and complete their higher education in
Ajman and abroad.

Preston University-Ajman was established in 2001 through the Amiri Decree
from His Highness Sheikh Humaid. Its Ajman campus offers undergraduate and
post-graduate degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology,
Islamic Studies and Fashion Design. It also offers post-graduate degrees in
all of these programmes with the exception of Fashion Design. For the last
seven years Preston University has been increasing its student in-take which
now stands at 2000 students. The International College of Law, Business
Administration and Technology in Ajman was also established through the
effort of His Highness in providing quality higher education in Ajman.

His Highness is fully committed to the development of knowledge as well
as the spread of Islamic and Arabian culture. In 1983, just two years after
His Highness assumed the leadership of Ajman, he created the Sheikh Rashid
Bin Humaid Prize for Knowledge and Culture in honour of his father. The Prize
was established to nurture the spirit of competition in the field of
knowledge and culture which would enrich cultural activities and life in

His Highness was born in Ajman in 1933 and had his basic Islamic, Arabic
language and mathematics education under the supervision of a group of
carefully selected private scholars and teachers. He was first selected as
Crown Prince in 1960 and then, on the 6th of September 1981, succeeded his
late father and became the Ruler of Ajman.

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