UAE University (UAEU) has financed scientific research projects worth Dh70 million ($19 million) in 2019, and the period of their completion averaged between two years and four years.
One of the great strengths of the UAEU is its ability to address the significant challenges that face today's modern UAE, through the research activities of its faculty and students.
Dr Ahmed Mourad, Associate Deputy for Scientific Research, stated that supporting research projects is one of the university’s strategic priorities, in cooperation with its partners in the industrial sector, to provide research solutions to the challenges facing the country and the region.
He pointed out that UAEU had made a remarkable achievement by emerging first in the country in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and the institution is now continuing its progress in scientific research.
The research output in 2019 included 1,094 scientific articles published in international magazines and international conferences, according to the global research database, SCOPUS.
Last year, the university funded 210 research projects distributed among 76 projects within the university's research centres plan and 58 projects within its research plan for basic sciences, humanities and social sciences while major multidisciplinary projects and 11 post-doctoral research projects were also funded, along with 61 research projects by new faculty members who joined the university in 2019.
The university has established nine research centres specialising in priority topics that are in line with the country’s strategic priorities, it added.-TradeArabia News Service