Khalifa University of Science and Technology opened today the seventh edition of the UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (GSRC 2022), held under the patronage of Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, in Dubai.
The British University in Dubai and the University of Dubai are the co-organisers of the conference that provides an opportunity for graduate students pursuing their Doctoral and Master’s degrees to share their scientific research and innovations.
Dr. Ray O. Johnson, CEO, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), was the keynote speaker, while Dr. Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies & Research (ECSSR), Abu Dhabi, led the ‘Mufakiru Al Emarat’ panel session. Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Chairman of 2022 UAE GSRC Steering Committee, and Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, delivered the welcome note.
The GSRC 2022 provides opportunities for graduate students to share their research work amongst themselves, receive scholarly feedback, and network professionally. The event also seeks to enable graduate students to showcase their innovative ideas and projects to various sectors of industry and government, and receive feedback on practical aspects that may enhance the value of their research. Prospective graduate students will be able to learn about the different research opportunities available at the participating academic institutions.
The 7th edition of GSRC witnessed nearly 400 oral and poster presentations, selected out of over 500 research paper submissions. Nearly 85 percent of the accepted papers are from students in the Engineering and Physical Sciences track followed by Clinical, Pre-Clinical, Health & Life Sciences track. The ‘Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences’, and ‘Business & Management’ tracks also attracted a sizable number of papers. The best papers across all tracks will be recognised.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi said,
"The UAE GSRC 2022 offers students the perfect platform to present their research innovations and explore options to enhance their creative concepts. Similar to previous years, this year’s submissions are also impressive in terms of creativity and we believe this conference will bring out the best among these innovations, while facilitating some of the interesting concepts to move forward."
Dr. Mahmoud Al Qutayri, Associate Provost for Academic Operations, Khalifa University, and General Chair of UAE GSRC 2022, expressed his sincere appreciation of the dedicated effort by the Organising Committee, which included representatives from the American University of Sharjah, UAE University, New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Sharjah, British University in Dubai, University of Dubai, Abu Dhabi University, Zayed University, and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
The GSRC 2022 included a panel session titled ‘Energy Diversification and the Future of Green Energy’, organised in cooperation with ‘Mufakiru Al Emarat’ initiative. Panelists focused on the UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050, highlighting the need for more reliance on clean energy and reduction in carbon emissions, as well as ways to tackle impact of energy market fluctuations.
News Source: Emirates News Agency