Within ECSSR’s organizational chart, the Scientific Research Division consists of the following departments:
STRATEGIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT
The main objective of this department is to investigate and analyze the political and military aspects of current or anticipated events that may affect the UAE national security in the local, regional and international arenas, to make recommendations and conduct prospective studies and research on ways to deal with these challenges.
In order to achieve this aim, the department performs the following:
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
The mission of this department is to conduct economic and social research leading to recommendations to formulate future UAE economic policies and study and analyze economic changes that may influence UAE security and stability at the local, regional and international levels. The department designs plans and programs intended to preserve the high standard of living for citizens, as well as UAE stability and economic growth.
The department undertakes studies in these areas:
The Website Section is responsible for maintaining the ECSSR’s comprehensive portal, through which politicians, strategists, researchers, students, and others can access an online treasure of idea repositories, as well as diverse, accurate, and updated information, data, and analysis. The Section also allows visitors to communicate ideas through forums and opinion polls as well as to read up the latest local, regional, and international developments. Center activities and publications are closely followed and updated on the site and e-commerce options are available.
Public Opinion Polls Section
The objective of this section is to evaluate public opinion trends, in addition to undertaking field surveys and studies on various domestic, regional and international issues of interest to the ECSSR. The Center provides the researchers and decisionmakers with data and findings of its surveys to enhance their ability of making decisions on systematic bases. So far the Section has undertaken several studies and surveys on local, regional and international issues.
Information Technology Section
This section provides systems and means of communication through selecting equipment and supervising its maintenance and upgrade. This is in addition to developing computer systems and programs used in the Center and keeping track of new applications available in the fields of technology and information.
Distribution & Book Fairs Section
This department consists of the following:
News Monitoring Section
UAE FEDERATION LIBRARY
The UAE Federation library offers services to researchers and decision makers, not only from within the Center but also from outside, through providing them with information covering all fields of general knowledge (Political Science, Economics, history, Strategic Studies, Statistics, Labor and Population, and Military Science). In addition to providing specific information, the library also offers services such as lending, reference services, and selected dissimination of information.
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
The main task of this department is to ensure the implementation of regulations, by-laws, and administrative resolutions. It draws up proposals for developing these regulations, taking into account their procedural and human dimensions.
This department undertakes and follows up on all procedures pertaining to the selection and recruitment of new staff for occupying vacant positions, arranges the best work facilities for the Centers employees, and responds to their comments, suggestions, and complaints. It is also involved in developing staff skills and improving their professional performance by providing appropriate training programs. This department is composed of three sections:
Personnel Affairs Section
Conducts programs that aim to develop and improve the scientific skills of UAE National workers in the field of studies and research. These programs are the Scientific Research Diploma and specialized training courses.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
This department is composed of five sections:
Public Relations Section
Financial Affairs Section
This section concludes contracts for purchasing the Centers necessities such as material and equipment including books and educational and technical aids from different sources.
This section is responsible for providing special administrative services for the various departments and units of the Center, such as services for maintenance and cleaning, security and safety, transport, communication, and housing.