Office of Research & Community Service

Office of Research & Community Service

The Office of Research and Community Service (ORCS) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah is vital in managing and overseeing all research and community service endeavors. It facilitates high-impact research, fosters innovation, generates cutting-edge knowledge, fosters scientific advancement, and contributes to societal progress. ORCS manages the appointment of distinguished fellows and scholars, oversees scholarly publication processes, manages sponsored programs and community service programs, and administers the RAK Research and Innovation Center (RAKRIC) and the Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE).

ORCS is committed to supporting and enhancing high-impact research and scholarly activities at AURAK by providing research mentoring and professional development opportunities and fostering collaborations among faculty members within and outside the University. Moreover, by offering services that address community needs, ORCS strives to strengthen the connection between AURAK's faculty, staff, and students and the broader community for societal impact. Its ultimate goal is to establish mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the community, which will contribute to the growth and development of both.

As part of its community service, ORCS engages with society, promotes social responsibility, and fosters civic engagement by actively connecting with and addressing the community's needs and sustainability goals. Through impactful initiatives and partnerships, ORCS strives to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

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Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Community Service supports faculty and students in engaging in high-impact research and scholarly activities and facilitating the engagement of AURAK faculty, staff, and students with the community, including industry, businesses, organizations, and government entities.

Vision Statement

To prepare leaders and entrepreneurs by engaging students, faculty, and staff in high-impact research and community outreach and creative initiatives involving local, regional, and global partners.

Goals

  • • To enhance the research productivity of the faculty and encourage students' involvement in research.
  • To facilitate research partnerships of the faculty and AURAK research centers with the industry for high-impact research.
  • To provide analysis, research, and information to the School Deans as they work with faculty to develop and implement processes and procedures to encourage scholarship and research.
  • To assist faculty in looking for funding opportunities and collaborations.
  • To review and implement research and community service policies and procedures.
  • To develop and execute community engagement projects and programs with industry, businesses, organizations, and government entities.
Tahseen

Dr. Tahseen Anwer Arshi

Associate Provost for Research and Community Service / Associate Professor / Director - The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

H-302B

+971 7 246 8890

Dr. Tahseen is the Associate Provost for Research and Community Service, the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at AURAK (ACE), and an associate professor in the Business School. In addition, Dr. Tahseen is a Certified Entrepreneurship Educator and external reviewer with the Directorate of Higher Education Reviews Authority (DHR) Bahrain, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA), and National Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (Saudi Arabia). Dr. Tahseen invented the SECURE (patented) system to assist start-ups in evaluating business plans (https://www.securecanvas.net). He is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and Data Central. Dr. Tahseen specializes in designing and delivering technology-enhanced curricula, and his research interests are entrepreneurial behavior, start-up business models, and innovation. In addition, Dr. Tahseen is a quantitative researcher specializing in structural equation Modeling and machine learning tests. Dr. Tahseen has authored several Scopus (Q1)-indexed publications in premium journals and case studies, published in Palgrave McMillan's bestselling entrepreneurship textbooks in the UK.

Dr. Tahseen Anwer Arshi
Associate Provost for Research and Community Service / Associate Professor / Director - The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management
tahseen.arshi@aurak.ac.ae
H-302B
+971 7 246 8890

Dr. Tahseen is the Associate Provost for Research and Community Service, the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at AURAK (ACE), and an associate professor in the Business School. In addition, Dr. Tahseen is a Certified Entrepreneurship Educator and external reviewer with the Directorate of Higher Education Reviews Authority (DHR) Bahrain, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA), and National Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (Saudi Arabia).

Dr. Tahseen invented the SECURE (patented) system to assist start-ups in evaluating business plans (https://www.securecanvas.net). He is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and Data Central.

Dr. Tahseen specializes in designing and delivering technology-enhanced curricula, and his research interests are entrepreneurial behavior, start-up business models, and innovation. In addition, Dr. Tahseen is a quantitative researcher specializing in structural equation Modeling and machine learning tests. Dr. Tahseen has authored several Scopus (Q1)-indexed publications in premium journals and case studies, published in Palgrave McMillan's bestselling entrepreneurship textbooks in the UK.


Anna

Ms. Anna Ortiz

Coordinator - Office of Research & Community Service

H - 302

+971 7 246 8898

Ms. Anna Ortiz
Coordinator - Office of Research & Community Service
anna.ortiz@aurak.ac.ae
H - 302
+971 7 246 8898

Fatima

Ms. Fatema Sulaiman Alhebsi

Partnerships and Business Executive

H-302

+971 7 246 8894

Ms. Fatema Sulaiman Alhebsi
Partnerships and Business Executive
fate.alhebsi@aurak.ac.ae
H-302
+971 7 246 8894

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023

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