Under the patronage of the University President, Professor Ghassan F. Aouad, ASU held a Research Day to announce the establishment of research groups on Thursday, 9 March at Abdulla Nass Auditorium. At this event, research groups’ proposals have been presented by the research group leaders. The main target of ASU research groups is that each group should involve all colleges’ participation to have collaborative and multidisciplinary research. It is worth mentioning that each research group will involve funded research projects and aim to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain’s vision and research priorities.
The event started with a valuable speech from the University president Professor Ghassan F. Aouad about the importance and initiatives of the research group formulation. Next, the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Professor Siddeeq Y. Ameen, presented the research groups’ objectives, criteria, mechanisms, funding and privileges. Each research group leader, Professor Saad Darwish, Professor Siddeeq Ameen and Dr. Faiza Zitouni have presented research group proposals for sustainable development, future IT and women for sustainable development together with many suggestions for new projects.
The event was attended by many academic staff of the University and witnessed a thorough discussion about each group’s proposal.