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Dr. Shahnawaz Khan visited UK for International Scientific Research Collaboration

posted 10 Mar 2020, 03:41 by web user   [ updated 11 Mar 2020, 02:29 ]

Dr Shahnawaz Khan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology and Secretary General of Scientific Research Council, visited United Kingdom’s research and academic institutions and universities for strengthening the research collaborations during a weeklong trip from January 19-26, 2020. The visit was organised by the Higher Education Council Bahrain in cooperation with UK’s Scientific and Innovation Network, the British Council and the British Embassy.

Dr. Shahnawaz represented UCB to promote research that is aligned with Bahrain’s National Strategy and to have international research collaboration in the research field interests of UCB’s researchers.

Key components of the strategic research objectives were:

  1. Collaboration: formal research collaboration with global research networks.
  2. Benchmarking: Formal benchmarking with the global research centers for granting research funding, implementing research best practices, developing research infrastructure and research culture.
  3. Enhancement of the research infrastructure (such as laboratories, equipment, etc.) with effective resources to generate a supportive research environment.
  4. Funding and Grants: continuous external funding and research grants

UCB researchers are actively involved in variety of Research fields such as:

  • Islamic Finance & Banking
  • Islamic Social Finance (zakat, waqf)
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Technology (fintech)
  • Cyber Security
  • Smart Cities
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing