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Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi launches institute to foster innovation and collaboration


Abu Dhabi: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is proud to announce the official launch of its Institute, a pioneering initiative to standardize and structure research activities while fostering collaboration and attracting international researchers. The inauguration took place in the presence of distinguished personalities, including Professor Guillaume Fiquet, Vice-Rector of the Sorbonne University for International Relations and Economic Partnerships, Professor Silvia Serrano, Vice-Rector of the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, and Christopher Cripps, Senior Advisor of the Sorbonne gentlemen. Global Engagement and Foreign Affairs, Office of the Rector of the Sorbonne University.

The Sorbonne Abu Dhabi Institute was established with a clear vision to promote academic excellence, strengthen research capabilities and contribute to the development of the United Arab Emirates. By integrating research efforts, the Institute aims to enhance collaboration, encourage interdisciplinary research and attract top international researchers, faculty and students.

The research activities of the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi will be carried out through the Institute, which is closely integrated with the Paris-Sorbonne Institute. Drawing on the areas of excellence of Paris-Sorbonne University and the expertise of Abu Dhabi research professors, the Institute will research topics of local and regional context importance.

The Institute at the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi consists of four research centers: Artificial Intelligence, Gulf Studies, Heritage Studies and Environmental Studies. Each center has a range of research activities designed to develop and explore topics relevant to its respective field.

Professor Silvia Serrano, Vice President of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Commenting on the release: “The establishment of the Sorbonne University Institute in Abu Dhabi marks a major milestone in strengthening research programs aligned with the UAE’s vision. We believe this initiative will stimulate collaborative research efforts, attract The development of area studies”.

By establishing the Institute, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi demonstrates its commitment to fostering a vibrant research ecosystem that drives innovation and knowledge creation. The Institute will serve as a collaborative hub, enabling local and global researchers to work together to make significant contributions to academic and societal progress.


About the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

The Sorbonne University was established in May 2006 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and licensed by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) .

The Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is an Emirati university that benefits from 760 years of academic experience at the prestigious Paris-Sorbonne University. The university has a 93,000 square meter state-of-the-art campus on the island of Al Reem.

The Sorbonne Abu Dhabi follows the French education system, with degrees awarded by the Sorbonne and the Université de Paris, while all degrees are also accredited by the UAE Academic Accreditation Council.

To date, more than 2000 students from more than 90 different countries have graduated from Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

More information about Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi:

Visit the website of the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi: http://www.sorbonne.ae

For any questions or requests, please feel free to contact:
Tulip Al Hafors
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
e-mail: tulip.alharfoush@sorbonne.ae


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