Institute for Social & Economic Research

Welcome to ISER


The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Zayed University stands as a beacon of academic excellence and practical insight in the United Arab Emirates and the broader region. Founded in 2010, ISER is dedicated to conducting independent, high-quality research aimed at propelling social and economic development. By focusing on critical areas such as living standards, gender empowerment, education, and environmental sustainability, ISER seeks to inform policy decisions and contribute to the well-being of society. Its mission extends beyond research, aiming to foster collaboration with government entities and private sectors, ensuring that its findings are both innovative and applicable to real-world challenges. ISER envisions itself as the premier center for research excellence, driving forward the economic and social development agenda in the UAE and beyond.