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If you're a post-grad hoping to do some serious research, forget it. Look elsewhere. You will simply be wasting your time. UAEU qualifications and awards are worthless outside the Gulf. It doesn't even have a library. Indeed, just mentioning UAE University on your C.V. is enough to damage your career prospects.
This applies to virtually all the other universities in the Gulf as well, whether they be local or foreign ones. The end result is the same: compromised and degraded learning.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Switch that bloody light out!!

It seems these days that UAE University is starved of funds for quality research. The private sector simply doesn't want to invest in it. As employees of UAEU, we know the reasons why. The reasons are that funding usually ends up in the pockets of our Egyptian colleagues, or is squandered on ineffective surveys, conferences, symposiums, chauffeur-driven cars, expensive field trips, five star hotels (with the usual accompaniment of hookers), purchasing expensive laboratory equipment that is never used, etc,. In short, 80% of valuable and scarce research funds are frittered away and misappropriated, never  to see the light of day. 

But never mind, Sheikh Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Misapplied Education,  has a great idea. Switch off the lights and the ACs to save money!

"Funding for the three federal universities has faced increasing cuts in recent years, but 
Sheikh Nahyan, who is also the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research,
 suggested one way of dealing with this would be to cut power bills.
“Our current expenditures on electricity are too high,” he said. “We know that technologies
 and practices are available for reducing our energy consumption without a loss in the 
quality of our operations.”

Now, switching off all those ACs that are running all out so that our pampered students feel "comfortable" in the lecture halls, is going to be a big challenge, bigger than trying to convince corporations to invest in research. Bigger even than moving Mount Everest!


  1. We see it all the time. Funds wasted on useless surveys posing as research, such as how many Emiratis kill themselves on the roads each year and the causes why? OR Why are Emirati arses expanding each year? Why is diabetes increasing in the country? etc,...

    Research? What research? It's a joke!!

  2. You're right anon. I see it all the time here in Research and Graduate Studies. Half the time our students spend their time doing fruitless surveys and questionnaires, as if this was in itself, research.

    There is neither the talent, nor the money, nor the qualified, nor the will, to do serious, meaningful research here at UAE University, that will benefit the country or humanity.


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