Sheikh Mohammed issues law on Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

New law defines roles and authorities of the University’s Board of Governors, including supervision of the administration, approving general policies

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, on Sunday issued Law No 10 of 2016 partially amending Law No.13 of 2009, regarding the establishment of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU).

The new law amends Article No 11 of Law No.13 of 2009 regarding the roles and authorities of the University’s Board of Governors to include supervision of the university’s administration, approving general policies, submitting these policies to the university’s president for approval and approving the university’s strategic and operational plans.

Pursuant to the new law, the authorities of the Board of Governors will also review the university’s organisational structure and submit it to the executive council for approval, and approve the university’s work procedures, including the financial and administrative regulations.

The board may also approve the regulations related to the faculty’s employment and student affairs, and review the university’s annual budget and financial statement and submit them to the concerned authorities for approval.

The board is also authorised to approve the terms and conditions governing graduation in line with the requirements set forth by the concerned government authorities; evaluate and approve the university’s annual activities; report, establish, merge and dissolve faculty; approve tuition fees; and appoint financial auditors.

The new law is valid from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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