Dubai has made a significant push towards scientific research, with the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Future Research today.
Launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the center’s first series of initiatives will include the financing of a community of 3,000 scientists, to conduct studies on space science and technology.
According to state news agency WAM, the center will publish its research and outcomes to global academic and research communities.
“Our goal is to create the means of communication between our young scientists and scientists from around the world, to exchange knowledge, transfer experiences and build our national research capacities,” said Sheikh Mohammed in comments published by sWAM.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Future Research also aims to link Emirati research projects to international academic institutions, as part of the UAE’s goal to become an incubator for scientific inventions.