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The Centre for Sustainability Through Research & Education

The goal of research at CSRE and MODUL University Dubai is to promote the approach of applied research utilized by our faculty, consultants and students to address real-world challenges and use innovative methods to drive progress across society and  organizations in a sustainable manner with measurable impact. Faculty and students seek to engage in research projects that yield feasible solutions to real challenges faced by firms, industry associations, civil society, and governmental bodies in the UAE and abroad.


Guided by the ideals of a The Humboldtian Model of Higher Education where study should be guided by humanistic ideals and free thought

Influenced by the economic theories that have become centerpieces of modern economic and business analysis

Overcome the institutionalized separation between basic research, which is dedicated to producing knowledge without regard to its usability, and applied research, which is carried out with a conscious view on its direct applicability in our daily lives.




CSRE, MODUL’s fully-integrated Research Centre seeks to overcome the institutionalized separation between basic research, which is dedicated to producing knowledge without regard to its usability, and applied research, which is carried out with a conscious view on its direct applicability in our daily lives.

Applied research constitutes a central pillar of CSRE’s approach to bridging the skill-set and knowledge-gap between academic, institutions and society at large.

Research Activities

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Years of Research Activities

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Faculty Researchers

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Research Publications

MODUL University Dubai Select Research


Researcher Academic Department Research Project

Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger

International Management Rating of insurance companies, no sponsor, consumer focused report on financial returns of contracts and comparisons of efficiency MOUNT ONYX have published several research reports in cooperation with Jörg Finsinger, providing unique and comprehensive analysis of online insurance in Europe such as for instance some reports entitled “Online Insurance Trend Report”. Similar reports have been published in several languages and several countries.

Dr. Ana Stranjancevic

Tourism and Service Management Development of the religious tourism as a part of cultural tourism in the municipality of Cetinje, Municipality of Cetinje, Montenegro, 2014 - 2018
BleuTourMed_C3 - Horizontal Project of the Med Interreg Programme, “Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources to enhance the development of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the MED area”, European Regional Development Fund, 2016 - 2018
Casino business in tourism destination – case study Montenegro and Slovenia, Government of Slovenia, Government of Montenegro, 2016 – 2017
Development of integrated tourist offer of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, Government of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Government of Montenegro, 2016 - 2017


Student Name Supervisor Thesis Title
Erkka Hirvonen Dr. Edith Szivas Application of public-private partnership (PPP) for tourism, development., Case: Porvoo, Finland.
Abderrahmane Adjeroud Dr. Edith Szivas Job Satisfaction and Staff Motivation in Front Office Department, at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel Dubai
Ahmad Aldaghma Dr. Edith Szivas Medical Tourism
Abdul Wahid Abdul Majid Dr. Edith Szivas Challenges for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) in Afghanistan and the importance of private sectors for Economic development of the country
Ahmed Khalfan Saeed Al Shamsi Dr. Edith Szivas Smart Hotels in UAE
Safwan Darwish Dr. Edith Szivas Laboratory Management and Quality system
Nasser Abdulla Bina Dr. Edith Szivas Cost saving for Railway Operation and Maintenance
Meiirzhan Omarov Dr. Edith Szivas Innovative approaches in the hotel industry: what do customers want?
Mohamad Zaza Dr. Edith Szivas The impact of Security System on hotel industry in Dubai (challenges and benefit)
Stephanie Honoré Dr. Edith Szivas Is investing in the rehabilitation of historic buildings into luxury hotels a profitable venture?
Mohamed Samer Kharrat Dr. Edith Szivas The smart Hotels
Alaa Abou Adla Dr. Philip Boigner Internet of Things and smart cities
Rashid Murooshid Dr. Philip Boigner Impact of culture on strategy execution
Doaa Mohamed Samir Khalil Awadalla Dr. Philip Boigner The influence of social network sites on UAE consumer purchase behaviour
Asma Samir Dr. Philip Boigner Why do some newspaper consumers in the UAE still continue to prefer the print medium over digital for news content?
Mohammad Hendaws Dr. Philip Boigner Corporation Merge
Mohamad Ziad Ajaliakin Dr. Philip Boigner Invasion of technology
Hassan Ali Abdalla Mohamed Alhayas Dr. Declan McCrohan The Great Global Recession of 2008 and its impact on the UAE
Saad Alqahtani Dr. Ana Stranjancevic Saudi Arabia experience on developing a quality tourism accommodation Sector under the governance of, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage
Ing. Lukas Gregor Buxbaum Dr. Philip Boigner Necessity and attraction for a wider academic education for fire service officers – the case of Austria

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