His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued on Wednesday 18th of March 2015 an Emiri decree pertaining to reorganization of the Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR), and the establishment of an academy of scientific research and studies under the title "The Sharjah Academy for Research”, which will be an independent, nonprofit with legal status. The Academy will include a number of scientific and research institutes, Sharjah Institute of Desert Research Development, Sharjah Institute of Plants Research, Sharjah Institute of Marine Sciences, Sharjah Institute for Bird Science and Sharjah Institute for Environmental Research.
The Academy aims to promote scientific research, support and encourage research and scientific studies for application purposes, as well as coordinate activities of scientific research centers, set public policy for development of scientific research process in the Emirate, and coordination with government and private centers and authorities concerned with scientific research and work to facilitate the flow of information between them.
The Academy specializes in implementation of educational, research, applied and scientific programs to achieve high levels of academic performance, research productivity and community capacity building and development of human resources, and assist the private sector in the development of research in the areas of employment, production and building skills for the future, and that are of interest to the public and private sectors in various fields, and employment of potentials, competencies and experience in the Academy, to give scientific advice to public and private bodies concerned with scientific research and seek to raise awareness of the importance of research and scientific studies.
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