Developing Innovative & Sustainable Solutions

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.

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Projects & Impact

Humanoid robot to help measure (ASD) children's attention span

Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University have developed a humanoid robot that can show emotions,[...]

United Arab Emirates converts solar energy to electricity using innovative method

There are a number of ways to convert solar energy to useful electricity. One such way is by using the so-called Seebeck-Peltier effect[...]

Scientists identify new bacterial strain to clean water

Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are focusing on one of the UAE's top priority areas: the future of clean water. A two-year grant, funded by the university, allowed Professors Salma[...]

Energy-saving model developed at UAEU for the future of data

A new model to save energy in cloud computing has been developed by researchers at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). In partnership with the University of Maryland College Park in the Unite[...]

Temperature control device will help save lives across the board

A new device to track people's temperature was developed by researchers at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). Tempo will be able to help nurses and care takers measure patients' temperature [...]

New system developed for universities to contribute effectively to the knowledge economy

Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University have developed a system to further develop the UAE's knowledge economy. Higher education institutions in research and development are important fou[...]

Patients learn to self-rehabilitate through new AI system

A new system will help patients rehabilitate themselves in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. Developed by students and researchers at the United Arab Emirates University, in collaboration w[...]

Researchers use hair to detect vitamin D deficiency in humans

Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have found an innovative hair test to easily detect vitamin D in the human body. Blood test has been used universally for the determination o[...]

Researchers map out plant species growth in CO2-enriched environment

New research has been developed in plant species and their growth in an increased CO2 enriched-environment. As greenhouse gas emissions are expected to double in the next 50 years, from 400 to 750 pa[...]

Researchers develop new technology to detect fuel contamination

Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are working on a project in which aims to electronically detect the impurities in Jet fuel. The new technology, which took one and a half years to d[...]

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Research Centers & Institutes

The United Arab Emirates University has established research centers & Institutes of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.

Science and Innovation Park

The UAEU Science and Innovation Park aims to become globally recognized for its innovative environment and for helping to enhance the diversification of the UAE economy. It also aims to support a knowledge economy through scientific research and the commercialization of innovative new products. Additionally, the SIP will play a leading role in developing the next generation of leaders.

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Government Innovation Lab

This lab is a platform for launching the creative ideas of the university community, the local institutions in Al Ain City, and anyone who wants to benefit from the laboratory’s capabilities. It provides an environment that supports innovation in all subjects and areas that may serve the State's strategy. Since UAEU is always pioneering in supporting the ideas and policies of the government, it has established this laboratory to make innovation a government practice and a strong institutional culture. It also aims to enhance the effectiveness of planning and implementation in all government areas, and find solutions to the challenges faced by the institutions and authorities of the State.

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Nov 29, 2018