Dubai launches world's first 'Happiness and Positivity' programme

The University of Dubai has unveiled a Happiness and Positivity Programme as the first initiative of its kind in the world aimed at spreading happiness and positivity within its community.

The announcement follows the UAE Cabinet endorsement of ‘Happiness and Positivity Charter’ recently.

“University of Dubai has committed itself to the call of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the UAE leaders to make our beloved country the happiest country in the world,” said Dr. Eesa M. Bastaki, President of the university.

The programme aims to create a proper educational and work environment in order to achieve happiness for the entire UD community. It focuses on spreading happiness and positive attitude among its students, faculty and staff in addition to its vast alumni community.

The UD Happiness and Positivity Programme will be administered by the UD Happiness Council headed by Hikmat Beaini, who has been appointed CEO of the Council. The Council will measure happiness at the university by conducting surveys and creating UD index of happiness.



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