The aim of the Research Institute
for Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) is to effectively contribute to the
development of the community in all areas that will make the University of
Sharjah a leading research university, particularly in the field of
humanities and social sciences.
As the university of Sharjah believes in the importance of research in solving
many community issues of a social and economic nature; and as research is
the best way to disseminate knowledge, UOS, through its 5-year strategic plan
(2014-2019), has focused on the need to expand the field of research and
provide all possible means helping faculty, researchers and students to
disseminate enriched knowledge in their respective field of
To achieve this, the university has set specific goals and
procedures including re-organizing the current research
structure (including centers / units / research groups) and merging them
into three institutes for scientific research , such as the Research Institute
for Humanities & Social Sciences.
Based on the foregoing, I invite my colleagues and our students at
undergraduate and graduate levels to take this opportunity to engage and
conduct scientific research both at the individual and group levels, and to
establish research excellence centers in the areas considered to be
most important for the development of the community.
Prof. Abdalla F. El-Mneizel Director of Research Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (RIHSS)