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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?
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