UAEU’s College of Science achieves record levels of student applications and research papers

AL AIN, Prof. Maamar Benkraouda, Dean of the College of Science, ?UAE University (UAEU) has said that the college has witnessed tremendous ?development in its qualitative academic outputs that keep ?pace with the requirements of national development ?programmes and preparation of national staff.

Nearly 1,800 students have registered for 2021 in various ?disciplines. The college offers 15 academic programmes with ?international standards. In addition, it has published ?more than 490 research papers during the academic year 2020-??2021.? He pointed out that the college has witnessed remarkable ?development in several fields and seen great ?demand. The undergraduate students until ?2021 numbered more than 1,800, in addition to 275 ?master’s and doctoral students. The college currently ?offers 15 programmes at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral ?levels in various disciplines of science. It is working to ?offer programmes that meet the country’s needs. The ?departments of Physics and Geosciences have offered ?Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Space and ?Geosciences.

The college has also launched accelerated ?programmes (BS-MS) in Physics and Mathematics, allowing ?outstanding bachelor students to take master’s degree ?courses in the last year. Therefore, students get their ?bachelor’s and master’s degrees together in only five years. He ?added that the college periodically subjects all ?programmes to academic recognition locally from the ?Commission for Academic Accreditation and ?internationally from reputable international academic ?bodies?.?? ? Dr. Asmaa Al Menhali, Vice Dean of the College of ?Science, said that the college is at the top of the list of ?research at the university and has several strategic ?goals in academic research, and research partnerships with ?international research institutions such as the University of ?California, Berkeley, the European Council for Nuclear ?Research, in particle and nuclear physics, and water ?treatment-related research with Kyushu University in ?Japan. In addition, it has research cooperation with the ?Chinese Academy of Sciences in health, environment and ?energy. The college ranks first in the total research ?submitted in 2021, which exceeds 490 research papers, ?with more than 50 percent published in the best academic ?journals.? Within the framework of extracurricular activities, the ?college conducted several academic and research ?activities and events to serve science and society. It held ?conferences, seminars and scientific lectures in 2021, such as the Global Symposium for 21st Century Materials ?Emerging Scholars and the Sixth International Conference ?on Engineering Geophysics in partnership with Al Ain ?Municipality?.

The College of Science’s Dean stressed that the college ?is interested in preparing future leaders for the labour ?market and attaches great importance to guiding the student ?before they join the college until graduation. It allows ?outstanding high school students (from the 10th and 12th grades) to take college requirement materials before ?joining the university. Thus, it accelerates the period of ?their studies by calculating these subjects when they join ?the university. The college has also developed the Meta-?Excellence Programme with the UAEU Science ?and Innovation Park.

Source: Emirates News Agency