The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Center (HSSRC) aims to organize major research projects and study important societal issues within the Emirati society and other cultural groups globally. HSSRC will provide a distinct climate of comprehensive research opportunities as well as an ability to attract high-quality scientific researchers through partnerships and collaborations. The center will promote innovative research, develop new generations of social scientists, deepen how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilize important knowledge on pressing community issues.
To become a leading Center in the Arab Middle East region we aim to provide services and support to address issues within the research fields of humanities, social sciences, community studies, and educational studies. This will give social scientists the ability to reach other professionals in government, non-profit organizations, shareholders, and the public to make research contributions to these fields easily accessible to address regional and global concerns today.
To strengthen research culture in humanities and social sciences that are related to community studies such as case studies and field studies in UAE society and that will contribute to educational and language studies programs. Furthermore, we are working with partners all over the world to connect research to practice and policy, to strengthen individual and institutional learning capacities, and to improve public access to information.
HSSRC seeks to achieve the following goals and objectives:
The following research groups within the HSSRC will conduct fundamental and applied research in the respective subject areas:
1- Educational Studies Research Group.
2- Sociology Research Group.
3- Psychology Research Group.
4- Languages, Literature and Civilizations Research Group.
5- Demography and Population Studies Research Group.
6- Law, Institutions and Societies Research Group.
1- Griffith University, Australia.
2- Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
3- Mutah University, Jordan.
4- United Arab Emirates University,UAE
5- University of Sharjah, UAE.
6- Al Ain University - Al Ain, UAE.
7- Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center, UAE.
Head of HSSRC HSSRC Members
Alsalhi, Najeh. R., Omar, Khawla., Eltahir, Mohd. E., & Al-Qatawneh, Sami. S. (2022). Undergraduate students' perceptions of the use of simulation software through online learning in colleges of engineering during the covid-19 pandemic: A case study at al-Balqa applied university, Jordan. Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences. 10 (1), .678-691. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/pen.v10i1.2753
The purpose of this study is to investigate and explore the degree of success of the implementation of online learning in conventional higher education institutions instead of face-to-face learning during the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic during the 2019/2020 academic year, via exploring the undergraduate students' perceptions of the application of the online learning system at Ajman University in UAE, and Griffith University in Australia. In the study, the descriptive approach was used. A questionnaire consisting of 40 items was designed and distributed to 630 students from Ajman University and 675 students from Griffith University, who were randomly selected from different faculties of the two universities during the 2019/2020 academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the study revealed that students' a moderate satisfaction with the University's readiness, training, and technical support for online learning and the university's teaching and learning process during the COVID-19 pandemic, with female students finding them more satisfaction than male students. Disciplines and computer skills also showed an impact on such satisfaction, with Pharmacy & Health Science College students at Ajman University and Architecture, Art, and Design discipline students at Griffith University, and those with excellent computer skills in both Universities. In addition, the results showed positive attitudes of students towards the use of online learning at the two universities during the COVID-19 pandemic.