Welcome to the “Shorik” Initiative’s Website
The Shorik Initiative has
been created to offer guidance to upcoming university students on academic
specializations that contribute directly to supporting the economic and social
growth of the UAE.
It guides upcoming UAE university
students to the careers that play a key role in the future of the nation, to
ensure that the UAE graduates qualified professionals that can feed into the
requirements of the future of the UAE economy.
Shorik incentivizes students
to join these careers of the future of the UAE by linking them with current
post-graduate students that are learning these careers.
Through the Shorik
initiative, students are given firsthand access to the academic life of model
Emirati students. They engage with them, see what campus and academic life is
all about and have their questions and queries answered by them directly.
Shorik helps potential
university students to learn through the experiences of the post-graduate
students, so that they have a clear idea of the bright future they have ahead
of them if they join these careers.
Like other numerous higher educational initiatives, Shorik relates
closely to the UAE Vision 2021 and links directly with
the achievement of two of the objectives of the National Agenda:
Developing a first-rate education system
Developing a competitive knowledge economy
Through Shorik, the Ministry of Education materializes the
objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 and its path to establish the UAE as an
advanced and world-leading knowledge economy.
The Shorik Initiative is the result of a thorough and detailed study
by experts of the UAE Ministry of Education. We took into consideration our
students, the requirements of the economy of the future of the UAE, as well as the
remarks and feedback shared by parents on the students' future academic interests
As a result, we realized the necessity to develop a program and a guidance
plan capable of providing support and understanding the students’ needs, as
well as the pressures they encounter when they decide on an academic
specialization, ensuring a brilliant and significant future for them to become key
players and contributors to the UAE economy and social well being.
The Shorik website is the portal that unites all of these goals
and objectives: it provides practical answers by post-graduate students and opens
a direct channel of communication between potential university students and selected
Emirati postgraduate students.
It contributes to build up a unique community of knowledge and prepares
students to become qualified professionals in alignment with the requirements
of the knowledge economy of the future. It also takes into account each
student's capabilities, while observing his or her own academic interests and potential.
I hope that the information and services provided on this website
will be of great use and benfit, and I invite you to communicate your inquiries
and suggestions with us to optimize and improve the content of this website to
match your requirements, for which the website has been tailored to.
We are fully confident that our students play a decisive role in
the future of the nation and its economic and social wellbeing. They are the
hope of the UAE for a bright and promising future, and are the true assets and
wealth of our society.
Dr. Ahmad Belhoul AlFalasi
Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills