Research Highlights

Dean's Message

On behalf of the Deanship of Scientific Research team at the University of Business and Technology, I would like to welcome you to our research website, displaying the University’s research structure, activities, and plans, as well as research laboratories, cutting-edge studios and conference facilities and support services. The Research and Consultancy Center of the University was established in 2013; it has undergone evolution and growth to become in 2017 the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR). With this strategic change, the University was transformed from a teaching-based university to a teaching and research university, promoting applied research and scientific innovation. It gives me pride and pleasure to be associated with high caliber researchers across five Research Centers from all the University’s Deanships, organized in 18 Research Hubs. I am particularly proud to point out that our researchers are undertaking novel research in collaboration with internationally reputed academics and publishing in high-ranking academic journals. Their applied research is addressing issues that have social, economic, and environmental impacts. It is focused on serving society, improving the lived environment, and contributing to building the Kingdom’s knowledge economy. The University’s research vision and mission are guided by ‘Saudi Vision 2030’ and the strategic goals of the Kingdom’s plan. The DSR is keen to realize the industrial potential of the University’s research through novel applied research, publications, and international collaboration. It pursues and assists in the formation of startups and development project opportunities arising from the need to solve current issues facing the community and the economy at the local and national levels. In this endeavor, it co-ordinates the research activities of faculty, students, and industry partners in developing interdisciplinary approaches to factual, goal-oriented problems.

Dr Ruaa Omar Bin Saddig
Dean of Scientific Research


To be a hub for high quality, novel research that contributes to a better and more sustainable living.


To work within a creative learning environment, actively advancing knowledge through novel research that informs our teaching, addresses community needs, supports sustainable business developments, and contributes to policy making.

Research Funding

The University has more than tripled its financial resources in 2021-2022 to fund applied research, particularly international collaborative research destined for publication in high-ranking academic journals. Funding for research projects in this year alone has topped SAR 4.16m. The University is also actively seeking external funding opportunities to further support its research activities, particularly through the newly formed Techno-Valley and Studies and Consultations Center. The University has, in addition, spent tens of millions of SARs to equip its technology research studios, seminar rooms and conference halls of the newly constructed futuristic Corniche building with cutting-edge technologies to support teaching and boost research.

Overall Research Plan (2021- 2022) Snapshot

UBT researchers in the various Research Hubs are actively undertaking research in collaboration with many internationally reputed researchers. The research outcomes are being published in Scopus indexed, high- ranking academic journals (IS>2 and/or QS: Q1/Q2) and with reputed international academic publishers.



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