The National Archives and the Sorbonne University celebrate the graduation of the sixth batch of graduates of the archives and records management professional certificate, concurrently with the UAE celebration of the year of the fiftieth and its achievements

The National Archives and the Sorbonne University celebrate the graduation of the sixth batch of graduates of the archives and records management professional certificate, concurrently with the UAE celebration of the year of the fiftieth and its achievements

The National Archives and the Sorbonne University celebrate the graduation of the sixth batch of graduates of the archives and records management professional certificate, concurrently with the UAE celebration of the year of the fiftieth and its achievements


The National Archives and Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi celebrated the graduation of the sixth batch of the archives and records management professional certificate graduates, at Sorbonne University-Abu Dhabi, concurrently with the UAE’s celebration of the year of the fiftieth in which the United Arab Emirates accomplished various significant achievements thanks to its wise leadership’s vision and directives. This ceremony reflects the National Archives and Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi’s belief in the importance of human resource assests, education development, and maintaining experts and specialists, in line with the fourth of the ten key principles adopted by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE for the next fifty years.
The ceremony opened with a speech by His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Acting Director General of the National Archives, in which he stated that the National Archives proudly commends its fruitful cooperation with Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi, which resulted in a professional certificate in archives and records management, a Bachelor’s degree in document management and archival science, and a master’s degree in document management and archival studies, all designed in collaboration with the National Archives. The professional certificate’s sixth batch’s graduation ceremony establishes the success of its qualifying program in this field.
His Excellency stressed the National Archives' commitment to fully support all joint cooperation programs with Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi. H.E. also maintained that this professional certificate will enable its graduates to achieve remarkable success and accomplishments in archives and records management.
H.E. concluded his speech by congratulating and wishing graduates further success and achievements in their respective workplaces.
Professor Silvia Serrano, Director of Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi, commended the National Archives’ role in qualifying specialists in archiving and documentation fields and in the preservation of the UAE documentary repository as part of the memory of the nation.
She said: Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi places students as its top priority, and is accordingly keenly interested to cooperate with leading institutions like the National Archives to provide unique programs to accommodate and meet the labor market needs, and to participate in professionals and specialists’ development and qualification.
Sabine Sciogtino, First Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France in Abu Dhabi delivered a speech in which she thanked the National Archives and the Sorbonne University for this program that further qualifies more trained and skilled archivists.
She said: We are very pleased with this successful Archives and records Management academic program, which represents the exceptionally special relations between Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi and the National Archives, and between the United Arab Emirates and France. She stressed that she noticed the UAE’s keen interest in the archiving and documentation fields, as did France which was similarly interested in these fields at a much earlier stage. She indicated that the UAE’s interest is reflected in the establishment of the National Archives in 1968 upon directives of UAE Founder and Builder, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. She thanked this program’s organizers and supervisors, and wished its participants all success and excellence. His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ali and Silvia Serrano jointly honored all the batch graduates.
The graduation ceremony was attended by the National Archives officials, namely: Mr. Hamad Al-Mutairi, Director of the Archives Department, Mr. Farhan Al-Marzouqi, Director of Corporate and Community Outreach Department, Mrs. Salma Al-Mansoori, Director of Support Services Department, Mrs. Samar Al-Mashjari, Head of Strategic Planning Office, and a large number of employees and officials, and by the Sorbonne University officials, namely: Dr. Yann Rodier, Head of the History Department, Professor Christopher Krebs, Director of International Development Department, and Dr. Marie Celine Daniel, Vice President of Sorbonne University for Education and Lifelong Learning.

The National Archives:
The National Archives of the UAE was established under the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in 1968 upon the directives of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with the aim of collecting and documenting information relating to the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. Forty years after its inception, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE issued Federal Law No. 7 of 2008 changing its name to be the National Center for Documentation and Research, entrusted with the task of organizing UAE government entities’ archives. Later the name was changed to be the National Archives in accordance with Federal Law No. 1 of 2014 issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President.