Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS)

The Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists is the primary body representing the UAE's science community. Composed of the UAE’s top researchers from several institutions in the country, with expertise in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and health and medical sciences, MBRAS aims to establish a link between the science community, government and industry through supporting evidence-based policies, solutions to challenges, and creating opportunities.


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    Broaden the impact of the UAE scientific community

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    Activate the role of scientists in the UAE’s development process

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    Provide advice to government entities on the best policies that can be adopted in science, engineering and health sciences

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    Shape the future of scientific and technological advancement.


Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal Of Scientific Distinguishment

MBRAS awards the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Distinguishiment to notable scientists in the UAE. The Medal is the highest scientific acknowledgement in the UAE. It celebrates scholars and scientists and highlights their role in the society to present scientists as role models and source of pride for the UAE. It further aims to create an enabling environment for promoting innovation and scientific research, especially among young scientists. In addition to the medal, the winners and their family members will be eligible to receive the Golden Visa.

Mohammed Bin Rashed Award For Investing In Scientific Research

This award is given annually in recognition of the efforts to support research and the scientific community in the UAE. This award is very important as the winner will present a role model to others to invest in science with the aim to achieve objective of supporting science and technology in the UAE. This award is given every year during the Holy Month of Ramadan.