UAEU, Al Ain University enhance research collaboration to support community

AL AIN, The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Al Ain University discussed possible research collaboration among the students and faculty members of the two universities.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Ghaleb Awad El Refae, President of Al Ain University and Prof. Ahmed Murad, Associate Provost for Research at UAEU, and several Deans and Directors of Research Departments in the two universities. The meeting was held at the headquarters of Al Ain University to enhance the joint research programmes to serve society and address national needs.

The programme aims to help the two institutions achieve their goals and better serve the community.

Prof. El Refae elaborated that the meeting enhances the strategic partnership between the two universities and addresses the government’s directives to strengthen partnerships in the education sector and achieve national plans. He pointed out that the meeting contributes to strengthening common visions in research activities that promote sustainable development by offering joint research programmes addressing the local community’s needs and focusing on relevant challenges to develop solutions. The two universities can fund such research activities and projects.

Prof. Murad stated that the collaboration aims to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and enhance the research outcomes of the two universities. The collaboration will also include student and faculty research as well as the organisation of joint national and international events that support sustainability.

“We hope to expand and consolidate the research collaboration and exchange experiences between the two universities. This would allow us to develop the national capacity, knowledge and skills to meet future challenges,” he explained.

Source: Emirates News Agency