His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi,Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, established the Sharjah Research Academy (SRA) with a vision to develop it as a leading research and development entity in the region. Since its establishment and through its institutes and centers, SRA has been engaged in innovative support, strategic research, scientific and technical services with its partner organizations.
SRA’s Sharjah Engineering Research Institute (SERI), Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium (SSBH), Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR), and Sharjah Center for Educational Research (SCER) provide examples of the extraordinary breadth of research activities and collaboration with industry and other government departments in fields of direct relevance and impact on Sharjah and the region.
A unique feature of SRA is the effectiveness of its research and training programs in bridging the innovation gap between laboratory based development and discoveries, and industrial applications. SRA encourages and facilitates the engagements, in multiple forms of partnerships, with the concerned primary stakeholders in all of its projects. The project teams of SRA combine talented researchers from within Sharjah, the UAE as well as international experts with extensive knowledge and experience to ensure the high quality of the projects’ outcomes, and the continuous enhancement and growth of its research capacity.
– Professor Amr Abdel-Hamid