UAEU's research focus is aimed at developing innovative and sustainable solutions to many of the challenges facing the UAE, the wider region and the international community today. The UAE has prioritized seven key area of strategic importance. These are renewable energy, transportation, education, health, technology, water resources and space exploration. This research focus contributes to the realization of the UAE 2021 vision where innovation, research, science and technology form the basis of a productive and competitive knowledge-based economy. It is an economy that will be driven forward by entrepreneurs and where both public and private businesses and other entities can form effective, business-friendly partnerships.