KU Affairs

His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi to Open Virtual 2021 UAE GSRC Organized by Khalifa University

June 27, 2021

Total of 354 Research Papers, Selected from 435 Submissions to be Presented at This Year’s Conference  


Under the patronage of His Excellency Eng. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, the virtual 2021 UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (GSRC), a platform that showcases scholarly research work and innovative ideas and projects in various fields of knowledge, will be inaugurated on Monday, 28 June 2021. The conference is being organized by Khalifa University of Science and Technology. To regsiter for the conference, please visit www.uaegsrc.ae


The 6th year of UAE GSRC will witness the presentation of 354 papers, selected out of a total of 435 submissions. Nearly 80% of the papers are from students in Engineering and Physical Science track followed by Clinical, Pre-Clinical, Health & Life Sciences track. The ‘Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences’, and ‘Business & Management’ have also attracted sizeable number of papers this year. The best papers will be recognized across all the tracks.


Addressing the gathering, His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, who is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University, said: “Postgraduate research is one of the main drivers of knowledge-economy, as it contributes to finding innovative solutions to the various challenges faced by critical industries and sectors in the world in general, and the country in particular. Papers presented at the UAE GSRC by doctoral students for example, contribute to the development of knowledge that in turn helps in finding solutions to problems in various fields, thus enhancing the status of the UAE and its role in knowledge creation, benefiting various economic sectors.”


Research papers presented during the UAE GSRC contribute to the Fourth Industrial Revolution through projects in genetics, cancer research, and epidemiology, as well as in the most prevalent medical conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases. They also impact areas of economic and strategic importance such as renewable energy, sustainability, water desalination, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and robotics, in addition to various research in the fields of education, and linguistics.


In his welcome note, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Chair, Steering Committee, 2021 UAE GSRC, and Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “Over the years, the GSRC has established itself as an exciting interdisciplinary academic event, which offers a platform to share the research being conducted at universities across the UAE, and their international partners. The number of papers submitted to 2021 UAE GSRC signifies the interest shown by students in the UAE in scientific exploration, and their keenness to undertake research that will lead to innovation benefiting the community.”


Dr. Al Hammadi added: “The conference will select the best papers for awards across various tracks. We look forward to learning about the success and innovations of these enthusiastic students as they progress in their respective careers.”


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
27 June 2021