Office of Research & Community Service

Office of Research & Community Service

The Office of Research and Community Service at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) plays a vital role in managing and overseeing all aspects related to research and community service. This includes the appointment of distinguished fellows and scholars, overseeing scholarly publication processes, managing sponsored programs and community service programs, and administering the RAK Research and Innovation Center (RAKRIC) and the Center for Executive and Professional Education.

Our office is committed to supporting and enhancing research and scholarly activities at AURAK by providing research mentoring and professional development opportunities and fostering collaborations among faculty members both within and outside the University. Moreover, by offering services that address community needs, we strive to strengthen the connection between AURAK's faculty, staff, and students with the broader community. Our ultimate goal is to establish mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the community, which will contribute to the growth and development of both entities.

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Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Community Service assists and supports all students and faculty in engaging in high-impact research and scholarly activities and facilitates 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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