United Arab Emirates University
My current role is in the UAE, where I am the advisor to the VC. Specifically I am helping UAEU become a research intensive university. It aims to be a significant player in regional higher education in the next five years. As an institution that was only founded in 1976 it has been focussed on teaching and now realises that to raise its standing it needs to focus on research as well as teaching.
UAEU is a fully comprehensive university with about 20,000 students across nine faculties