The Emirate Centre for Strategic Studies And Research - (Private)
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 UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was at that time Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. 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.
The mission of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research is threefold to conduct studies and research on topics relevant to the national security and economic and social well-being of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. To facilitate the scholarly exchange of ideas and provide community services through the convening of symposia and conferences on topics related to the research agenda of the Center. To actively assist and promote the professional development of UAE nationals through training programs.