The Smart Cities Research Institute (SCRI) aims to foster interdisciplinary research activities that support the realization of smart cities towards a seamless, efficient, secure, happy and sustainable living environment.
We bring together a diverse array of faculty with proven expertise in fields such as telecommunication, Internet of Things, sensor technology, transportation, energy, tourism, health informatics, urban planning and environment with the goal to develop ideas and implementation strategies for smart cities in the UAE and GCC countries. In pursuing our goals, the SCRI will collaborate with local government and industry to foster cross-disciplinary research, training and outreach.
With governments throughout the GCC keen to create more smart cities, the institute will conduct and disseminate research that will help realize this goal, and assist cities in the region, and around the globe, to become more efficient, secure and sustainable. Through its research and outreach activities, the SCRI seeks to exploit the latest technological developments to improve the quality of services provided to our city’s inhabitants, and thereby improve their overall welfare and well-being.
The institute uses a focused, interdisciplinary approach, bringing together faculty from across a number of areas of study to create smart city outcomes that have real benefit for both governments and individuals. The institute also acts as a forum for bringing various internal and external smart city stakeholders together, including policy makers, industry leaders and academics, with a view to achieving practical and meaningful results in the rapidly developing field of smart cities.
Our vision is to be a leading research institute in smart cities research.
Our mission is to promote interdisciplinary research activities to support the realization of smart cities towards a more efficient and sustainable living environment.