The Emirates Scientists Council & MBRU sign strategic partnership
The Emirates Scientists Council, ESC, has announced a strategic partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU, granting scientists and researchers direct access to the University’s advanced technologies, instruments, and ample scientific resources.
The partnership is in line with the objectives of the National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031, which seeks to drive scientific research on a national scale and enrich scientific resources in vital sectors. It allows scientists to make use of the top scientific resources in the UAE’s leading universities and scientific research institutions, ensures continuity in research in the Emirates, and lays the foundations for an environment that supports scientific progress and the exchange of knowledge among experts and academic institutions.
Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, said: “The UAE Government is committed to establishing an environment that embraces science as a main pillar of its future strategy, and believes in the importance of scientific output in proposing solutions for the challenges standing in the way of sustainable development.”
Al Amiri noted that that partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University forms part of the OpenLabs platform. “It reflects our dedication to implementing the UAE leadership’s vision to localise research and create knowledge rather than simply receive it,” he explained. “It also lays the groundwork for developing the scientific sector across the UAE, building partnerships, and enhancing cooperation among various entities and academic institutions to accomplish the objectives of the national sciences agenda.”
The partnership between the two parties will be focusing on finding solutions for the challenges facing the healthcare sector.
“Our mission at the University is to advance health in the UAE and the region,” said Dr Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of the MBRU. “To that end, we seek to build an integrated academic health system rooted in innovation and research. We are confident that the agreement will significantly facilitate communication in healthcare, provide the sector with all necessary resources, and support passionate and innovative researchers from outside the university to tackle healthcare challenges.”
“Our laboratories will be made widely accessible thanks to the ‘OpenLabs’ platform, which helps accomplish the objectives and priorities of the National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031,” Dr Sharif added.
“OpenLabs” is an initiative launched by ESC to establish an environment that support research and scientists as part of the National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031.