AUE Research Strategic goals is to empower and encourage the culture of research excellence focusing on challenges of economic and social development of the United Arab Emirates. In line with this, ORA provides adequate support for faculty participation in scientific conferences, publications, internal research grants and professional development activities.

AUE faculty members are expected to be productive in all three areas of intellectual contributions: (1) basic or discovery scholarship; (2) applied or integration/application scholarship; and (3) teaching and learning scholarship. Although AUE still places strong emphasis on teaching and learning, emphases in all the three areas of intellectual contributions are critical to the success of AUE as research-led institution.

ORA provides support to faculty initiatives that:

  • Have strong impact on peers and students through publishing books, case studies, articles, as well as peer-reviewed journal publications and conference paper presentations.
  • Enhance national and regional experiential learning opportunities for our students.
  • Increase professional development opportunities for AUE faculty and allow for maintenance of their professional qualification.
  • Enhance the use of educational technologies in the classrooms, including specialized software applications and innovative teaching pedagogy.
  • Promote and enhance the quality of research and creative work that supports the college and the university’s missions.
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