Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has published more than 1,000 research papers in the field of sustainability research and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from 2020 until 2023.

The faculty members of ADU secured 29 research grants for their work on sustainability. Out of the 29 grants, 24 received internal funding from ADU’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programmes (ORSP) and five research projects received funding from various entities, including ASPIRE, which is part of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) and Mubadala Investment Company.

The ADU’s researchers published 1,049 papers, which have been featured in global scientific journals. The papers were also presented at international conferences, such as the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging and International Renewable Engineering Conference, which focused on several SDGs challenges. The challenges include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education and gender equality.

Professor Montasir Qasymeh, Associate Provost for Research and Academic Development and Electrical Engineering professor at ADU, said: “We are proud of our faculty members’ significant contributions in the field of sustainability, their dedication to drive positive change is evident in the impressive growth of our research endeavours. Through our local and global strategic partnerships, we have enhanced our research capabilities to transform innovative ideas into thriving startups. At ADU, we are grateful to our partners for their grants and funding, and we look forward to further disrupting the status quo and problem solving for a sustainable future.”