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Director's Welcome
The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) was established in September 2014 to help position the University of Sharjah (UoS) as a science and technology research and innovation hub in the U​AE and the region. Our mission at RISE is to facilitate, support, streamline, strengthen and otherwise serve the research and training needs of the UoS researchers, students, and stakeholders through promoting quality research and innovation in priority science and engineering areas that are aligned with and serve the sustainable development needs of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.
Research at RISE is conducted by Researchers from the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering, RISE researchers, and collaborators from other UoS colleges as well as external public and private organizations.  Research is carried out by interdisciplinary research teams organized in research groups and research centers of excellence. Currently RISE has a Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials Research as well as 14 research groups in key areas of science and engineering.  Efforts are under way to establish three additional research centers of excellence in the fields of: renewable energy technologies; sustainable infrastructure and built environment; and information, communication and network technologies. Furthermore, RISE has an Advanced X-Ray Materials Testing Laboratory in addition to the University of Sharjah Seismic Observatory, which is part of the Global Seismic Network (GSN).  Furthermore, six additional service research laboratories, facilities and workshops are being established, including: multifunctional-multipurpose workshop; integrated analytical laboratory; materials laboratory; high performance computing facility; GIS and Remote Sensing Center; and renewable energy development facility.
The UoS funds through RISE a wide range of research grants for researchers and research assistantships for graduate students. These include seed grants for new faculty members, competitive research grants, and collaborative research grants with external public and private organizations, targeted research grants, and undergraduate and graduate students’ research grants.
The RISE team, including director, administrators, directors of research centers, coordinators of research group, and coordinators of service research laboratories and workshops are here to help. So please feel free to contact any of the RISE team members if you have questions or suggestions, or if you would like to explore research ideas or collaboration opportunities.
Prof. Abdallah Shanableh, CPEng
Director of RISE