Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has developed strategic partnerships with prominent individuals, local and international organisations to support academic research, scholarships programmes and university events.
The Companions of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi Enlightenment
The Companions of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi Enlightenment is a sponsorship programme, which brings together individuals and companies that have privileged relations with the university. These philanthropic donations support the local and international research development at the university, the Master’s scholarships programme, and the university’s events.
Our existing companions of enlightenment are:
- The late Mrs. Claire Matta & Mr. Albert Matta
- Mr. Ziad Salloum
- Mr. Walid Halabi
- Mrs. Badreya Riyad El Ferekh AlFahim
- Mr. Jean-Paul Villain
- Ms. Fatima Ahmed Al Kindi
- Ms. Fakhera Ahmed Al Kindi
- Ms. Alya Ahmed Al Kindi
- Ms. Maimoona Ahmed Al Kindi
- Dr. Chawki Mounayer
Become a Companion of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi Enlightenment by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Association
The Friends of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Association was established under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. It is supported by the French Ambassador to the UAE.
The Association was founded in Spring 2007 as a result of a group collaboration between Emirati and French residents in the UAE who are keen to support the development of a prestigious and ambitious project; while bringing together renowned Emirati and French companies as strategic partners in the outreach and development of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi. Members of the Association believe that education and culture are a crucial part in the economic development and the wellbeing of the community.
The Association’s primary role is to seek funds to support the university’s scholarships and to facilitate the transition of graduates into the professional world.
The Association Executive Committee consists of:
Mrs. Fairouz Villain
H.E. Saeed Al Hajiri,
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Mr. Sultan Al Hajji,
French alliance Abu Dhabi
Mrs. Asma Al Ghanem,
Doctors without Borders
Dr. Usra Soffan,
National Center for Documentation and Research
Mrs. Eudeline de Tinguy,
Thinkers & Doers
Mrs. Raphaele Francois-Poncet,
Baker & McKenzie/Habib Al Mulla
Mr. Hussain Al Jaziri, Ja’Afar Alwan,
Al Jaziri & Associates
Prof. Silvia Serrano,
Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Member of Honour
Prof. Jean Chambaz,
President of Sorbonne University
Member of Honour
H.E. Xavier Chatel,
French Ambassador to the UAE
Become a Friend of Sorbonne by contacting us at email@example.com