UAE – University of Sharjah and Fujairah Research Centre are gearing up to launch the ‘Fujairah Chair in Applied Science and Technology’ at the renowned private national university located in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates.
The research partnership was finalized with signatures from Dr. Hamid Al-Nuaimi, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, and Dr. Fouad Lamghari Ridouane, Director of Fujairah Research Centre.
It was signed in the presence of senior-level representatives from the University of Sharjah, including Prof. Youssef Al-Hayek, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Scientific Research and Graduate Studies.
In an official note, Dr. Hamid Al-Nuaimi, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah to the officials of the Fujairah Research Centre.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi expressed his happiness at signing the agreement with Fujairah Research Centre with the aim of establishing the Fujairah Chair for Professorship at the University of Sharjah.
He further reiterated the University’s commitment to providing a conducive environment for the preparation of scientific research.
“A conducive environment for the preparation of scientific research contributes to serving the community and meeting its needs in various fields, in collaboration with various local and international entities and institutions,” said Dr. Al-Nuaimi.
On top of this, Dr. Al-Nuaimi pointed out the University of Sharjah’s progress and excellence in rigorous scientific research, particularly in terms of citations and research references.
Under the new research partnership, the two entities will leverage resources and capabilities to establish the Fujairah Chair for Professorship at the University of Sharjah.
The objectives of the scientific chair are centered around developing joint research and scientific studies in the fields of applied sciences, technology, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, biology, environmental, and medical sciences.
Mandates of the Fujairah Chair
For his part, Dr. Fouad Lamghari Ridouane, Director of Fujairah Research Centre, said: “Fujairah Research Centre prides itself on national partnerships with the UAE’s most influential institutions such as the University of Sharjah.”
The establishment of the Fujairah Chair is anticipated to further support joint scientific research and studies in the fields of technological and applied sciences, artificial intelligence, biological, and environmental sciences.
“This exciting project is a part of this long-standing tradition and will embody the spirit of innovation that has so often been a catalyst for ground-breaking advancements in critical social, economic, and environmental areas,” underscored Dr. Ridouane.
Notably, the Fujairah Research Centre plays a central role in the vision of the Emirate of Fujairah and aligns with the UAE Innovation Strategy.
The centre focuses on applied research and technological innovation in desert and tropical regions, encompassing environmental, genetic, and marine aspects to achieve a sustainable economy in the UAE.
Through the newly signed research partnership, the University of Sharjah and the Fujairah Research Centre have agreed to collaborate on the preparation and implementation of joint scientific projects in areas of mutual interest.
It marks a momentous step forward in the long-standing relationship between the University of Sharjah and the Fujairah Research Centre.
Advancing community health
Under the new agreement, the Fujairah Research Centre will fund the soon-to-be-launched Chair and contribute to research activity, thereby enriching joint efforts to drive community and sustainability development.
In tandem, the University of Sharjah will prepare comprehensive studies, conduct research, and provide scientific expertise to address the UAE environment challenges.
Commenting on the long-standing association, Dr. Ridouane said: “By once again bringing our collective experience, expertise, and resource together, we can make key breakthroughs that positively influence the Emirati society in the future.”
It is worth mentioning that the University of Sharjah is a pioneer in the field of applied scientific research aimed at serving and developing the community in the United Arab Emirates.
The University of Sharjah has established several researches centres comprising over 80 research groups that work on a wide range of research projects benefiting the community in various fields.