Strategy and Policies


One of the most important commitments of AAU college of engineering is to perform high quality researches to be reflected in the national rankings of the AAU and in the Research Excellence Framework, and to publish in leading venues and attract high levels of citations. Therefore, the need is always there to increase the number of citations in our research, as papers with international partners and collaboration with leading institutions at the national, regional and international levels tend to be highly cited. Raising motivation in conducting research at both individual and group levels among the faculty members in the college is part of the research strategy. The college is committed to build its research capacity that is centered on improving the offered academic programs and innovating new undergraduate and graduate programs. Attraction and retention of research productive faculty, networking with partners in the public and private sectors, and organizing research venues (conferences, workshops, etc.) are the main elements of the college research strategy.
AAU college of engineering has identified areas of emerging research excellence in the field of Engineering. Conducting research in such areas of research excellence is essential part of the college’s strategic research plan. Those emerging areas identified are:


The main objectives of AAU College of engineering Research Strategy are to:

  • Ensuring high quality scientific research.
  • Promoting research that has high societal impact – regionally and globally.
  • Ensuring competitiveness in research funding.