Gearing up to mark its 15th anniversary on March 14, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) stands today as one of the leading think-tanks in the region.
Through its diverse services, the ECSSR evolves as one of the key drivers for enriching the cultural, educational, social and economic life in the UAE.
Propelled by the UAE’s wise leadership in an effort to consolidate pillars of a modern state based on institutions that keep abreast with scientific and research developments, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) was established on March 14, 1994. The Center was established through a decision taken by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, when he was Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Under the directions of the ECSSR President, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ECSSR has become an independent center for scientific research and studies on social, economic and political issues of interest primarily to the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, as well as to the Arab world in general.
In June 2005, the ECSSR moved to its new state-of-the-art building. Its design and facilities are meant to meet the needs of the Center and to promote its pioneering role in academia, research, and UAE societal demands. Since its inception, the Center has attracted attention as a committed and growth-oriented academic institution. This attractive venue has played host to a multitude of eminent dignitaries visiting the UAE, such as political leaders, thinkers, administrative officials, scholars, professors and researchers.
There are many worthy explanations for the local, regional, and international success of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. This veneration is due in large part to the unbridled support it receives, the autonomy it enjoys, and the financial capabilities, openness, and modernity that characterize the UAE as a whole.
Other elements also actively promote the ECSSR’s prosperity. At the heart of the Center’s mission is its adoption of a strategic and rational approach in addressing today’s and tomorrow’s pivotal and pressing issues. It also places a premium on rigorous discipline in the triumph of academic and scientific enterprise.
In addition, the ECSSR’s core research group involves a cadre of well-educated nationals that derive a qualitative benefit from a specially designed program. The dedication and a sense of duty characterize these young professionals is remarkable. In their development, they have cultivated a sense of initiative and courage that will undoubtedly light the path to an even greater future.
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