Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi unveils its new Research Institute

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the launching ceremony | Courtesy: WAM

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has officially launched its Research Institute, a pioneering initiative aimed at formalizing and structuring research activities while fostering collaboration and attracting international researchers.

The Research Institute at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has been established with a clear vision to advance academic excellence, strengthen research capabilities, and contribute to the development of the UAE.

According to the statement, “By consolidating research efforts, the institute aims to enhance collaboration, encourage interdisciplinary studies, and attract top-notch international researchers, faculty, and students.”

The research activities at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi will be conducted through the Research Institute, which is tightly integrated with Sorbonne University Paris Research Institutes.

“Leveraging the areas of excellence of Sorbonne University in Paris and the expertise of the research professors based in Abu Dhabi, the institute will address subjects of great significance to the local and regional context,” as per the statement.

Further, this institute will serve as a hub for collaboration, enabling researchers, both locally and globally, to work together and make significant contributions to academic and societal progress.

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi’s Research Institute consists of four Research Centers and they are Artificial Intelligence, Gulf Studies, Heritage Studies, and Environmental Studies. Each Centre has a range of research activities that aim to develop and explore topics related to their respective areas.

Prof. Silvia Serrano, Vice-Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi commented that “the launch of the Research Institute at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi marks a significant milestone in enhancing research projects in line with the UAE vision. We are confident that this initiative will stimulate collaborative research endeavors, attract brilliant minds, and propel the development of research in the region.”

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