The University of Florida granted H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Certificate of Merit in recognition of her great efforts in promoting the Emirati women's education and their empowerment to keep pace with the latest scientific developments.
The move comes within the framework of scientific relations between the UAE universities and the University of Florida, as well as the status of Sheikha Fatima in educating and empowering women in all fields.
The extensive and increasing academic links with international universities reflect the policy of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and its strategies in the light of the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of the University of the United Arab Emirates.
The University of Florida is one of the prestigious American universities, which was founded in 1853.