UAEU Launches 104 Student Research Projects within SDGs Research Program

UAEU Launches 104 Student Research Projects within SDGs Research Program

The Program aims to raise awareness about the UN-SDGs among university students and the community

Based on the United Arab Emirates declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has promoted the concept of sustainability in all sectors.

The UAEU has recently established an integrated infrastructure to achieve a balance between economic and social development while ensuring environmental sustainability.

The Research Office of UAEU established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Research Program, which aims to raise awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) among university students and the community.

The program also aims to find comprehensive and sustainable solutions to the world's problems and challenges. It attempts to improve students' research abilities so that they can be active members of their society.

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Prof Ahmed Ali Murad, Associate Provost for Research, emphasized that the UAEU works to strengthen its participation and interaction with the community by promoting initiatives to establish research projects addressing the seventeen SDGs.

Within the second cycle pf the program, the university announced the funding of 104 research projects with the participation of 468 students from various colleges.

The fact that this session is taking place in the Year of Sustainability shows the value of the university's efforts to assist in the development of scientific solutions to issues relating SDGs.

Prof Ahmed Murad elabrated that the remarkable success of the first cycle of the program led to the launch of the second cycle, which focused on four different SDGs: 4th goal of quality education, 6th goal of clean water and sanitation, 8th goal of decent work and economic growth, and 15th goal of life on land.

As many as 32 research projects support the 15th goal of SDGs linked to 'life on land', 25 research projects support the 4th goal related to “quality education’', 28 research projects support the 6th goal of “clean water and sanitation” and 11 projects support the 8th goal of “decent work and economic growth”, Prof Ahmed said.

In addition, 8 other projects, supporting common goals, were funded.

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