American University of Sharjah awards title of professor emeritus to Fawwaz Jumean
"I believe that Dr. Jumean is an AUS pioneer who contributed greatly to the overall development and success that the university currently enjoys,” Björn Kjerfve, chancellor of AUS, said. “He had an exceptional record of administrative achievements and offered distinctive qualities that made him eligible to be awarded the honorary title of emeritus professor."
Jumean led the university’s Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (BCE) from 1998 until retiring in 2015. The honor was bestowed during an AUS Board of Trustees meeting held on March 12 in London.
During the meeting, Al Qasimi also approved the university's five-year research plan and budget, including the budget for the first phase of the Research Technology and Innovation Park. Al Qasimi praised the progress the university has recently made.
"On behalf of the university, I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan for his guidance and leadership," Kjerfve said. "The support His Highness has provided to the university since its inception is immeasurable. We continue to benefit from his wisdom as we move towards the next phase of our development. I would also like to express my gratitude to the members of the AUS Board of Trustees for their efforts and support."