AL AIN- The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) faculty and researchers have published 2207 research papers related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), according to the Scopus database from 2018 to 2021, including 966 research papers related to the third goal, focusing on good health and quality of life. In clean energy, which comes under the seventh goal, the UAEU published 368 research papers, while in the eleventh goal related to sustainable cities and communities, it published 254 papers. Also, the researchers published 198 papers on clean water and sanitation and 179 papers on industry, innovation and infrastructure.
The UAEU was ranked first in the country based on research productivity related to first, second, third, fourth, eleventh and fifteenth goals during the same period, according to the Scopus database. Prof. Ahmed Ali Murad, Associate Provost for Research, said that the UAEU, through its ambitious vision, was able to make societal research contributions with a global impact by studying real challenges related to societies and finding practical, technical and economic solutions of societal benefits.
He added, "The UAEU scientific research is forward-looking and contributes to empowerment, development and sustainability through knowledge and science, and by using innovative research tools that achieve integrative outcomes which would benefit the humanity and the surrounding environment through optimal use of natural resources." The UAEU supports and consolidates the country’s leading role through the outputs of its scientific research that helps find solutions to global challenges, including those related to the UNSDGs.
The university has allocated financial resources and infrastructure capabilities that guarantee world-class scientific laboratories to ensure the achievement of high-quality research outputs and support the university to become research-intensive with a global impact. The UAEU also played a positive and vital role in aligning with the 17 UNSDGs.
The university launched the SDG research programme last year. There are many projects and research activities currently in place that support the UAE’s strategy for climate neutrality to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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