'Research work key to society's development'

AL AIN — The progress of a society is linked to its research and development capacity, Dr Maitha Al Shamsi, Assistant Provost for Research at the UAE University has said.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 28 Apr 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:44 AM

"I am happy that the UAE University is successfully playing its role in this direction," she said.

Dr Al Shamsi was referring to the recent accolades earned by researchers from the university.

A study by a scholar from the College of Engineering on the "Potential of local trees in the UAE to improve solar control and quality of daylight in work spaces," was among the 25 research papers from nine colleges of the UAE University, awarded for "excellent research" on the concluding day of the university's 8th Annual Research Conference.

Dr Al Shamsi said the conference was proof of the steady growth of the university and the high quality of research work its scholars were carrying out.

"This year the university's scientists have presented the results of their studies on topics ranging from cancer and diabetes treatment to the impact of globalisation," she said.

She added that scientific research needed an active support of the industrial and business sectors.

"We are proud to have collaborations with some of the leading national institutions, including Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Dubail, ADNOC, ADGAS and many other leading organizations," Dr Al Shamsi said.

Prof. Georgia Lesh-Laurie, Associate Provost of the UAE University, gave a keynote address on the second day of the conference. Another keynote address was delivered by Prof. Arthur Bienenstock of Stanford University. Delegations from the Belarusian State University, Yonsel University of South Korea, and the Aberdeen University of the UK also attended the conference.

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