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Student Research

The Centre for Sustainability Through Research & Education

CSRE and MODUL University Dubai provides all students in the undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programmes full support and guidance in completing their thesis requirements for successful graduation.  Through research and thesis defense, students demonstrate their ability to have understood and synthesized the theoretical and practical knowledge and methods associated with their studies and are capable of dealing with theoretical knowledge in a practical manner to solve a practical problem. 


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.


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?
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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