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Eighth Edition of UAE-GSRC Organized by Khalifa University Kicks Off

March 20, 2023

Organized Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Her Excellency Sarah Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Future Technology, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Schools Establishment, inaugurated the 2023 UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAE-GSRC), a platform that showcases scholarly research work and innovative ideas and projects in various fields of knowledge.


The conference is witnessing the presentation of a total of 611 papers. The tracks that cover the research papers range from Engineering and Physical Science, to Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Clinical, Pre-Clinical, Health & Life Sciences track, and Business & Management. This year, the conference has contributions and presentations from graduate students from Sultan Qaboos University and University of Bahrain. The best papers in each track will be recognized and awarded.


The two-day conference includes keynote addresses by H.E. Faisal Al Banai, CEO and Managing Director, EDGE, H.E. Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, Director General, UAE Space Agency, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al Mualla, Under-Secretary for Academic Affairs, Ministry of Education, H.E. Badr Al-Olama, Executive Director, Mubadala Investments Company, and H.E. Ahmed Fikri, Director General of Executive Affairs, Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and Director-General, Statistics Center Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, the conference will have a number of panel sessions that discuss a variety of topics.


The eighth edition of UAE GSRC is being organized and hosted by Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The co-organizers include UAEU, The British University in Dubai, NYU Abu Dhabi, Ajman University, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, University of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi University and American University of Sharjah. The GSRC 2023 strategic partners are the UAE Ministry of Education, Emirates’ Scientist Council, and Mufakiru Al Emarat.


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, General and Steering Committee Chair, 2023 UAE GSRC, said: “This edition of the UAE GSRC has seen a significant increase in the number of shortlisted research papers to 611 from 388, an increase of over 60%.  The conference provides graduate students an opportunity to showcase their research concepts, seek opinion from peers, and explore avenues to take them further. As with every year, the eight edition this year too will witness some of the most creative innovations, while helping students find ways to utilize the network of experts for materializing their ideas and solutions.”


Panel sessions will focus on ‘Data Science Powering the Knowledge Economy’, The Role and Impact of Doctoral Degree Holders in Society and on Economy, and Sustainability in the UAE. 


The UAE-GSRC 2023 is a multidisciplinary academic conference, totally dedicated to graduate students and aims to provide them an opportunity to share their research work and novel ideas, receive scholarly feedback and network professionally. 


The GSRC continues to attract more interest from students and faculty in universities across the UAE. In 2023, the conference received  760 student paper submissions in the broad tracks of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management, Clinical, Health & Life Sciences, Engineering, Information Technology & Physical Sciences. The submitted papers are from all the universities in the UAE who are represented on the GSRC committees.


Others attending the UAE GSRC 2023 include presidents, provosts and deans from the organizing entities as well as other universities, stakeholders from various education entities in the UAE, and representatives from some of the leading UAE industrial entities.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
20 March 2023