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Finnish Ambassador visits AUS
Her Excellency Riitta Swan, Ambassador of Finland to the UAE, visited American University of Sharjah (AUS) today, April 12 and met with AUS Chancellor, Dr. Björn Kjerfve.
During the meeting, Dr. Kjerfve briefed the ambassador about AUS, its establishment and development over the years. Dr. Kjerfve shared the vision His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of AUS, has for the university and future plans for its growth and development. He also discussed with the visiting delegation the university's goal to become one of the premier research education institutions in the region.
"We are pleased to welcome Ambassador Swan to AUS," said Dr. Kjerfve. "Visits by such distinguished guests give us a chance to introduce AUS and share our plans for the future as well as discuss issues of mutual interest that could serve as potential areas of cooperation," he added.
The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman, Department of Government Relations, Government of Sharjah; as well as senior officials from AUS and the Embassy of Finland.