Research & Advancement Office

The Office of Research & Advancement (ORA) has been established to promote a culture of applied research among students and faculty members. One of the main attributes that makes AUE unique is its emphasis and insistence on research. We constantly train and encourage students to develop research skills in all the academic programs.

We believe these skills are critical academically, as well as for the personal and professional development of both our students and alumni. Our hope is that research in fields such as Business Administration, Information Technology, Design, Education, Diplomacy and Security and Strategy Studies will contribute towards the future of the United Arab Emirates.

Mission Statement

To build and enhance excellent research capacity in key strategic areas, in line with the UAE and AUE’s main research priorities for economic and social development that are set in the UAE 2020 Vision.


Interim Vice President of Research and Advancement, Professor Miroslav Mateev
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Director of Promotion, Prof. Assem Tharwat

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AUE Research Goals

A major element of our vision and mission, is to encourage research that has applied aspects. In this regard, examples of the research that our students and faculty have published recently, can be found within the AUE website. In terms of research breadth and depth, the work is a clear sign of AUE’s ambition to become a research leader in the UAE and wider Middle East.

To be recognized as the leading teaching and research university in the United Arab Emirates, and promote an academic and intellectual ethos at AUE.

To provide full support to all faculty members at AUE to pursue high quality research, driven by knowledge acquisition, creation, sharing and knowledge transfer.

To recognize and encourage research excellence and publications with a high impact factor in leading well recognized journals and enhance the university ranking pertaining to research.

To offer research assistance to students through a research clinic and seminars on technical knowhow of research and to encourage entrepreneurial culture among AUE undergraduate and graduate students.

To expand the research cooperation and support from institutions and relevant industries, while engaging alumni for soliciting the funds.