Mission & Vision


Our vision is to fully develop citizens that will create a research-driven culture by endorsing the below national and institutional strategies:

U.A.E. Vision 2021 – Item 3

  • “ A competitive economy driven by knowledgeable and innovative Emiratis”
  • 3.3 Knowledge-based and highly productive:
    • “Innovation, research, science and technology will form the pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy, driven by entrepreneurs in a business-friendly environment where public and private sectors form effective partnerships”

_  ZU priority: Destined to Lead # 31.

  • “Foster, encourage, sustain, and support ZU undergraduate in their major field of study by establishing an Undergraduate Research Program”

_   increase national, regional and international recognition of ZU by being a member in the Council on Undergraduate Research.


The Program’s mission is to facilitate innovative research in support of both the objectives of UAE’s Vision 2021 and Zayed University by:

  • Providing ZU students with the research training, scholarly opportunities and related experiences
  • Promoting high quality undergraduate student research and scholarly culture.
  • Increasing the number of Emiratis prepared for, and entering graduate school.
  • Building the capacity for Emirati citizens to conduct research on issues that are directly related to the UAE.