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The Centre for Sustainability Through Research & Education
The Centre for Sustainability through Research and Education (CSRE), is a full-integrates Research Centre within MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC. 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. As a research oriented institution, MODUL University and its fully-integrated CSRE utilize the methodological and corporate competence of its faculty researchers and consultants and is thus considered the main driver for success for society at large. MODUL University Dubai has also been nominated as the official partner of the Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment – a global initiative under the umbrella of Dubai FDI that aims to promote the contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to sustainable development. MODUL is the only higher education and CSRE as a research institution to partner the initiative.
Practice-oriented Academic Research
CSRE, MODUL’s fully-integrated University Dubai and the 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.
Research Project Approval Guidelines
Action on proposals shall be taken within 15 days of their submission. Each research project must receive prior approval by the Head of Research Center before the research project can begin. The Head calls the Research Project Approval Committee (RPAC) to convene and discuss proposals. The RPAC consists of a full professor faculty member, who will chair the committee, one associate professor faculty member, two qualified faculty members from the same discipline as the submitted research project. By majority vote, the committee communicates a written recommendation to the Head of Research Center to approve or reject the project. The Head may waive specific requirements requested by the committee if found to be in the best interest to the University, without putting at risk the research project and the concerned investigator(s) and participants. The Head of Research Center sends a written notification of the final decision to the investigator(s) who submitted the research proposal.
Any proposed changes to the research project must be submitted to the RPAC for additional review and approval by the Head before any modifications are implemented. Once a research project has been approved, any further changes are subject to the approval of the Head of Research Center.
- Are the objectives of this project suitably ambitious?
- Is the project manageable within a determined project duration?
- Is it clear how the project relates to previous research work in this field?
- Does the proposal demonstrate that there is a feasible and coherent plan of work?
- Are the methods proposed for the research clear and appropriate?
- Does the proposal reflect a sound understanding of these methods, including their limitations?
- Do the design and conduct of this research raise any issues in relation to ethics and health and safety, and are they dealt with satisfactorily in the proposal?
Student Thesis in Progress
|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?|
|Mohammad Abrahim||Dr. Mansour Shamali||Challenges with current taxation system for companies in Afghanistan with possible solutions|
|Alaa Abou Adla||Dr. Philip Boigner||Internet of Things and smart cities|
|Manal Saho||Dr. Philip Boigner||Customer Service in the Era of Fast Moving Technologies|
|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|
|Mohammed Aldughaim||TBC||The role of Sustainable & smart hotel in hospitality and tourism Industry on the economic diversity of the vision 2030 in K.S.A|
|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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