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|16 May, 2019

ZU hosts seminar to elevate UAE faculty career and publishing growth

218 faculty members from Universities in UAE and GCC trained

ZU hosts seminar to elevate UAE faculty career and publishing growth

Abu Dhabi: The Office of Research at Zayed University has recently hosted specialized training workshops, conducted by editors from Nature, one of the two most-cited and most highly-respected international scientific journals. 

The Assistant Provost for Research at Zayed University, Dr. Michael Allen, said that such an experience elevates faculty career growth by increasing their chances of getting published in high-impact journals.

Moreover, he mentioned that an invitation was extended to faculty of universities in the UAE and to a few GCC universities in order to create an opportunity for researchers to meet and explore future collaboration. "The event hosted over 218 faculty members from ZU, and other universities such as UAE University, Abu Dhabi University, American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah, New York University Abu Dhabi as well as researchers from ENWWF and SEHA," he said.

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Dr. Allen added, "Zayed University is privileged to host experienced editors from such a prestigious scientific journal to share their insights about what is expected by editors of top journals.  We are grateful that strong researchers from throughout the country joined us to learn from presenters with such strong scientific qualifications and academic experience.”

Dr. Jeffrey Robens, Editorial Development Manager at Nature Research, presented the one day 'Nature Research Academy' in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, focusing on effective academic writing across a variety of disciplines.

The two-day Nature Masterclass, an advanced workshop for active science researchers, was presented by Stephane Larochelle, Senior Editor, and Team Manager - Nature Communications, and Luíseach Nic Eoin, Senior Editor - Nature Ecology and Evolution.

The editors guided the researchers on how to improve their manuscript quality and maximize their impact worldwide. Drawing on their extensive research and publication background, they were well positioned to help researchers understand how to increase their chances of publication success and influence in the field.

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About Nature
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

About Zayed University
Zayed University is a national and regional leader in educational innovation. Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution has met the President’s high expectations. Today, Zayed University has two modern campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that welcome both national and international students.

Globally recognized as the leading university in the region for excellence in educational innovation, research, and student leadership development that serves the changing needs of the nation in economic, social and cultural advancements

Proudly bearing the name of the nation’s founding President, Zayed University is a federal institution that prepares bilingual graduates to contribute to and advance all aspects of society. Our mission is carried out from two major campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Visit Zayed University Website: www.zu.ac.ae 

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