UAE Royal Families

Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan received his education from the British Midfield School until the high secondary level. Afterwards, he joined Majdolin faculty at Oxford University-UK.

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has been appointed as Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research since February of 2006. He already served the position of Minister of Education during the period from 2004 to February of 2006. He has also served the position of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research from 1990 until 2004.

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan is the United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He is also Chancellor of two of the UAE’s three government-sponsored institutions of higher learning: United Arab Emirates University, established in 1976, and the Higher Colleges of Technology, established in 1988; he is also president of Zayed University, established in 1998.

Meanwhile, His Highness was also a Chairman of several ministerial committees including the Ministerial Committee for Education and the National Committee for Workforce Planning.

His Highness Sheikh Nahayan is also Chairman of CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training), the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology, which was established in 1996.

His Highness Sheikh Nahayan is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group, Union National Bank, and United Bank Limited. He is also Founder Chairman of Bank Alfalah Limited and Chairman of WARID Telecom International (a regional telecoms group based out of Abu Dhabi with operations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Georgia, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville, and Ivory Coast).

He is a recipient of Pakistan’s highest civilian award, the ‘Hilal-e-Pakistan’, which was conferred upon him by the President of Pakistan in 2005.