Abu Dhabi University launches Happiness course as part of UAE’s positivity drive

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As part of its Public Health program, the UAE's Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is introducing its first happiness course as one of the core requirements to complete the program. The course will be taught across campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

The course is set to focus on defining happiness, positive psychology as well as practice and application, reported Gulf News.

The course entitled “The Introduction to Happiness and Positive Psychology” will highlight the optimistic side of human nature and the most effective ways for individuals to thrive and achieve their potential.

Dr Deena Elsori, Head of Department of Applied Sciences and Mathematics at ADU said according to the article that “We are confident that this first-of-its-kind course will help our students focus better on their individual well-being.”

The UAE is keen on promoting happiness and has appointed a Minister of State for Happiness and launched the National Program for Happiness and Positivity.

The UAE government aims to make the country among the top five happiest countries in the world by 2021.

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